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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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September 3, 2015

A Dolly Parton tribute, a puppet burlesque show and "Gilmore Girls" trivia are all on the menu.

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September 2, 2015

Nuestros Ninos Day Care was one of several city centers on the chopping block.

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September 2, 2015

Jose Guzman, 42, was knocked unconscious during an argument outside La Fogata, police said.

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September 2, 2015

The suspect flashed a gun and stole $500, as well as two smartphones, police said.

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September 2, 2015

The bar at 674 Manhattan Ave. did not say why it shut its doors.

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September 2, 2015

The thieves put the victim in a chokehold before stealing his $11,500 watch, the NYPD said.

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September 1, 2015

Ed Janoff is headed to Madison Square Park.