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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January 30, 2015

Stolen Ring Showing Bears Having Sex a 'Popular' Item for Couples

The "Hibernation Hump" piece by VERAMEAT was one of many pieces swiped from a Williamsburg apartment.

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January 30, 2015

Ring Featuring Bears Having Sex Stolen from Williamsburg Home, Police Say

The total value of several unique pieces of jewelry was a little more than $1,200, the NYPD said.

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January 29, 2015

No Weekend L Train Service Between Brooklyn and Manhattan for 6 Weeks

The train won't be running on weekends between Bedford and Eighth avenues in April and May.

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January 28, 2015

Woman Attacked, Groped By Robber Who Wanted Beer Money, Police Say

The man claimed he'd never done something like that before, police said.

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January 27, 2015

Traffic Light Installed at Intersection Where Man Died Last March

Jorge Rios died at 47 while driving on a motorcycle on Manhattan Avenue at Green Street.

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January 27, 2015

Brooklyn Man Seeks Ladies to Get Lucky With in the Snow

"It’s not as crazy as you think it is," the man said.

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January 26, 2015

Greenpoint Church Opens Homeless Program Despite Protests

The church now offers 10 beds for the local homeless population.

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January 26, 2015

Williamsburg Cultural Center Seeks Arts Ideas for Firehouse Space

With rising cost of making art in Brooklyn, the space would be home to make-it-yourself culture.