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Serena Dai

Reporter/Producer @ssdai sdai@dnainfo.com

Serena Dai is a reporter/producer covering Williamsburg, Greenpoint and Bushwick.

Before coming to Brooklyn, Serena covered Lakeview for DNAinfo’s Chicago site, home of Wrigley Field and Chicago’s gayborhood. She’s previously worked for TheWire.com, the Associated Press Chicago bureau, The Miami Herald and New York magazine.

Serena is from Knoxville, TN, and a graduate of Northwestern University, where she helped launch a news site that was once described as "flamboyant and destructive," but eventually won an award for best online student publication in the nation.

Her past work has required everything from grilling politicians to digging into development news. But the unusual stories — like a man who lived to trap feral cats, or a perplexing parking spot known to attract hoards of bird poop — have been the highlight of neighborhood reporting.

Fun Fact: Serena reported at Heidi Klum’s 2010 Halloween party and was fortuitously mistaken for a member of the supermodel's inner circle. It took three awkward minutes for someone to notice she didn’t belong behind the velvet rope.

Williamsburg, Greenpoint & Bushwick »

June 29, 2015

Developer's Affordable Housing Pledge at Rheingold Site Unclear, Pol Says

Brooklyn Deputy Borough President Diana Reyna questioned the developer's affordable housing commitment.

Williamsburg, Greenpoint & Bushwick »

June 29, 2015

Pure Barre Fitness Studio Opens in Greenpoint

The nearly hourlong classes cost $33 per session.

Williamsburg, Greenpoint & Bushwick »

June 28, 2015

Woman Steals $11K Watch After Going Back to Man's Williamsburg Hotel: NYPD

When the man awoke the next morning, his Ulysse Nardin watch and the woman was gone, police said.

Williamsburg, Greenpoint & Bushwick »

June 28, 2015

Greenpoint Affordable Units Starting at $400-A-Month to Be Ready by 2017

Nearly 300 affordable units will be built as part of the controversial Greenpoint Landing development.

Greenwich Village & SoHo »

June 28, 2015

16 Things To Do This Week in New York City's Neighborhoods

Get in the mood for the Fourth of July weekend with these outdoor events.

Williamsburg, Greenpoint & Bushwick »

June 25, 2015

Yoga Set to House Music Popping Up in McCarren Park This Summer

"If that moment calls for a dance party, then go for it," the DJ for the class said.

Williamsburg, Greenpoint & Bushwick »

June 25, 2015

12 Things to Do in Your Brooklyn Neighborhood This Weekend

A Swedish circus and the annual Pride Ball are among the events in Brooklyn this weekend.

Williamsburg, Greenpoint & Bushwick »

June 25, 2015

Men Steal Nearly $2K in NBA Star Merch from Bushwick Foot Locker, NYPD Says

They stole LeBron James, Kobe Bryant and Kevin Durant branded items from the store, an employee said.