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 & Prospect-Lefferts Gardens »

March 31, 2015

See 6 New Bands at the Crown Heights Independent Music Extravaganza

The local artist showcase will take place in a former car repair shop on Atlantic Avenue this weekend.

Crown Heights, Prospect Heights & Prospect-Lefferts Gardens »

March 30, 2015

'Laid Back' Farm Share Coming to Crown Heights Beer Hall This Summer

Members of the Local Roots CSA won't have to volunteer to get access to the Berg'n beer hall share.

Crown Heights, Prospect Heights & Prospect-Lefferts Gardens »

March 30, 2015

Brooklyn Brackets: Raskin's Fish Market Named Top Neighborhood Institution

With 54 percent of the vote, the kosher fish market beat out Junior's Cheesecake.

Bedford-Stuyvesant »

March 27, 2015

7 Things to Do in Your Brooklyn Neighborhood This Weekend

From a family dance party to Brit Pop-themed bingo, spend the weekend in Brooklyn with these events.

Crown Heights, Prospect Heights & Prospect-Lefferts Gardens »

March 26, 2015

Recent Gang-Related Shootings Concern Prospect-Lefferts Gardens Locals

A teen was killed and two men were injured in shootings in the area this week, police said.

Crown Heights, Prospect Heights & Prospect-Lefferts Gardens »

March 25, 2015

Invalid Vote on Crown Heights Rezoning Sends Debate Back to Committee Again

The controversial letter meant to start a rezoning study has been held up for months by Brooklyn's CB9.

Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens & Red Hook »

March 25, 2015

Brooklyn Brackets: Hope & Anchor vs. Lulu & Po for Best Burger

Vote for your favorite in the head-to-head match-up for Brooklyn's best burger joint.