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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.

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May 22, 2015

Rejoice, L Train is Running Between Manhattan and Brooklyn This Weekend

You can start making plans off the L train on the weekends again.

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May 21, 2015

Bushwick Board Vows to End 'Illegal' Invite-Only Liquor License Meetings

Brooklyn's Community Board 4 is moving its liquor license meetings to board offices to make them public.

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May 21, 2015

Bushwick Murder Connected to Williamsburg Stabbing, Police Say

Police are close to making an arrest, the commanding officer of the 83rd precinct said Wednesday.

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May 21, 2015

Dozens of Bushwick Locals Mourn Murdered Father of Four

Dennis "Big Dee" Sanchez was beloved for his barbecues and generosity.

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May 21, 2015

QUIZ: How Well Do You Know Williamsburg?

Put your knowledge of the area to the test with our neighborhood quiz.

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May 20, 2015

Community Board Revives 'Illegal' Closed-Door Liquor License Meetings

Bushwick's Community Board 4 is violating open meeting laws yet again.

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May 19, 2015

Modern 7-Story Rental Building to Rise on Flushing Avenue

The property will be steps away from developments near the former Rheingold Brewery site.

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May 19, 2015

Bushwick Chef Churns Up Beer-Flavored Butter Using Braven's White IPA

The chef at Pizza Party is offering Bushwick brewery Braven's white IPA in butter form.