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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October 24, 2014

Two Men Arrested in Violent Crown Heights Mugging, Third Sought by Police

Kiah Morain and Hassan Dees were arrested in connection to the Oct. 2 attack on Gwendolyn Reyes.

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October 23, 2014

7,500-Square-Foot CrossFit Gym Moving to Dean Street

Crow Hill CrossFit is moving to the same block as a new high-rise rental and the winter Brooklyn Flea.

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October 23, 2014

Woman Punched in Face During Mugging Fears Her Modeling Dream Is Over

Gwendolyn Reyes, 21, was punched in the face and mugged by three men on Franklin Avenue on Oct. 2.

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October 22, 2014

4 Ways You Can Support the Crown Heights Cultural Scene This Weekend

Explore the CMJ music festival, the Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra and a new food co-op in the area.

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October 21, 2014

VIDEO: Police Searching for Suspects in Violent Crown Heights Mugging

The NYPD released a video of the Oct. 2 robbery of a 21-year-old woman on Franklin Avenue.

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October 20, 2014

Developers Envision Hotel, Housing and Retail at Crown Heights Armory

The city is asking for community input on developers' proposals for the Bedford Union Armory.

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October 20, 2014

MAP: Development Booming in Crown Heights and Prospect-Lefferts Gardens

There are more than a dozen major construction projects underway or planned for the area.

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October 20, 2014

Officials Threaten Astoria Cove Project Over Brooklyn Rent Fight

Elected officials and tenants will hold a hearing Monday about the fate of the Astoria Cove Project.