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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September 30, 2014

Chain-Snatching Thief Rips Gold Necklace Off 71-Year-Old Woman, Police Say

The chain-snatching suspect is wanted for another similar robbery in Crown Heights this month.

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September 29, 2014

8 Homes, 2 Churches and a Garden on Crown Heights House Tour This Weekend

Ticket sales from the annual event go toward the preservation group Crown Heights North Association.

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September 26, 2014

Brooklyn Flea and Smorgasburg Moving to Crown Heights This Winter

The popular flea market and food bazaar will set up shop next to newly opened beer hall Berg'n.

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September 26, 2014

Chile Pepper Festival to Heat Up Brooklyn Botanic Garden This Weekend

The outdoor festival will have 45 vendors, firebreathers, live music and an all-pepper farmers market.

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September 25, 2014

Community Gardeners Fighting Orders to Leave Will Paint New Mural Saturday

Roger That Garden members plan to paint a "Save the Garden" mural this weekend.

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September 24, 2014

Vote to Rescind Crown Heights Rezoning Study Sparks Confusion

Critics of a plan to study rezoning on and near Empire Blvd. mistakenly thought the vote went their way.

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September 24, 2014

Police Intervene After 2 Men Try to Tear Up Maple Street Community Garden

Michael and Joseph Makhani claimed to own the garden lot but couldn't prove it, members said.

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September 22, 2014

State Gives Occupants 90 Days to Leave Atlantic Yards Building, Tenant Says

StorageMart, which occupies one of seven buildings seized by the state, said tenants must go by Dec. 18.