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.
 

Crown Heights & Prospect Heights »

July 28, 2014

'Very Odd-Shaped' Empty Lot in Crown Heights to Become Residential Building

A four-story building on a small, triangular lot is going up alongside the Franklin Avenue shuttle.

Crown Heights & Prospect Heights »

July 24, 2014

Brooklyn Gay Bar That Opened in 1962 Highlighted in Documentary

The Starlite Lounge closed in 2010 after its building's landlord sold the space.

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July 23, 2014

Bloods Member Charged in Fatal Gang Attack on Crip, Police Say

A 24-year-old was charged with participating in an attack that killed a 23-year-old, police said.

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July 22, 2014

Crown Heights Comedian Takes on Gentrification in Series of Shows

Comedian and stand-up show host Khalid Rahmaan takes on his "up and coming" neighborhood.

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July 20, 2014

Crown Heights Theater Workshop Gives Kids Space to Play, Dance and Write

The free summer program led by volunteers at M.S. 354 culminates in a student-written play.

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July 18, 2014

Dance Party and Light Show With 3,000 Balloons Coming to Crown Heights

The LED-lit balloons will fill a room at the arts venue Mister Rogers.

Fort Greene and DUMBO »

July 17, 2014

Hundreds of Old Pot Cases Could Be Tossed Under DA's New Marijuana Policy

Dozens of Brooklyn prosecutors are evaluating pending charges on a "case-by-case" basis, the DA said.