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Rachel Holliday Smith

Reporter/Producer @rachelholliday rsmith@dnainfo.com

Rachel Holliday Smith is a reporter/producer for DNAinfo New York covering Crown Heights and Prospect Heights.

Before joining our team, Rachel worked at NY1 News as a videographer, writer and breaking news hound. She also produced the "New Yorker of the Week" segment, which regularly restored her faith in humanity.

Rachel is a native upstate New Yorker, but lived near Boston before coming to the city. There, she read the Phoenix while it was still in print and listened to the Dresden Dolls while they were still making music.

She attended the school of the Washington Square News, where she served as editor in chief in 2009. At the same time, she somehow got a degree from New York University. She is a proud Gallatin alum.

Rachel lives in Fort Greene close enough to the Barclays Center that she once heard the screaming of Justin Bieber fans.

Fun fact: Rachel is from so far upstate that she had glass bottles of milk delivered to her childhood home by a milkman every day.
 

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August 2, 2015

Brooklyn Man Indicted for Killing Girlfriend in Crown Heights Crash

Brandon Craigwell, 20, drove into multiple parked cars on St. Johns Place on June 2.

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August 2, 2015

Homes in Crown Heights Regularly Selling Above Asking Price: Report

The neighborhood is one of 11 in Brooklyn where buyers are shelling out more than sellers ask.

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July 30, 2015

10 Things to Do in Your Brooklyn Neighborhood This Weekend

From a brunch rave to a Hindu Lamp Ceremony, Brooklyn's got events this weekend to keep you busy.

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July 29, 2015

Rents for Studios, 2-Beds in Prospect-Lefferts Gardens Lowest in Brooklyn

Rent prices in the neighborhood dropped by 3.14 percent in May, according to a real estate report.

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July 29, 2015

Tweet From Across the Pond Makes Poem by Crown Heights Teen Go Viral

Chanie Gorkin, 17, wrote the piece, "Worst Day Ever?" for a high school class last year.

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July 29, 2015

$1,900 Studios Coming to 'Affordable' Building in Prospect-Lefferts Gardens

The city is taking tenant applications for 382 Lefferts Ave. through Sept. 22.