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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October 31, 2014

Advocates Want More Safety Improvements at Deadly Ridgewood Intersection

A ban on turns during peak hours did not apply to buses at the time of a man's death on Oct. 30, 2014.

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October 31, 2014

Netflix's 'Daredevil' Series Covertly Filming in Williamsburg

The series based on comic book "Daredevil" has been filming under the name "Bluff."

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October 30, 2014

Police Investigating Milk Crate Assault on Jewish Woman as Hate Crime

The woman was sitting in a Williamsburg park at the time of the attack, police said.

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October 30, 2014

Spin-the-Bottle Diner Owner to Star in Road Trip Documentary

Chang Han's attempts to live out a rock and roll dream will be chronicled in "Sexy Enough for Chang."

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October 29, 2014

See Potential Designs for a Fan Plant on the East River Waterfront

A fan plant building along the waterfront could either get a "water" theme or an "industrial" theme.

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October 29, 2014

Bushwick Drunk Driving Arrests Shoot Up in Last Month Under Vision Zero

Ten vehicle safety checkpoints, partly influenced by a focus on Vision Zero, helped increase arrests.

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October 28, 2014

Bushwick Man Hit With Attempted Murder Charge for Anti-Gay Shooting: DA

At least four anti-gay incidents have happened in Brooklyn over the last month, the Brooklyn DA said.