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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 »

August 3, 2015

Kate Bush-Themed Burlesque Show Popping Up in Bushwick Tuesday

Those with a love for the sensual side of Kate Bush may want to check it out.

Maspeth, Middle Village & Ridgewood »

August 3, 2015

'Bushwick Venue' in Ridgewood Aims to Be a Space for Artists

Owner Johnny Olivo said he hasn't gotten any pushback from locals yet.

Williamsburg, Greenpoint & Bushwick »

August 3, 2015

Greenpoint Park's Renovation Fully Funded With $850K From Borough President

Greenpoint locals have been raising money for McGolrick Park's renovation for three years.

Williamsburg, Greenpoint & Bushwick »

August 2, 2015

Bushwick's Next 'Meow Day' Seeks Vendors

The celebration of cats features a market filled with kitty-themed goods.

Williamsburg, Greenpoint & Bushwick »

August 2, 2015

Meet Williamsburg-Greenpoint's New Police Commander on Tuesday

Capt. Peter Rose came from the 77th precinct in Crown Heights.

Astoria & Long Island City »

August 2, 2015

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

Catch a movie outdoors, mingle with singles or train to be a superhero.

Williamsburg, Greenpoint & Bushwick »

July 31, 2015

TASTE Williamsburg Greenpoint Tickets Now on Sale

The annual event offers samples from some of the neighborhood's best restaurants.

Williamsburg, Greenpoint & Bushwick »

July 30, 2015

10 Things to Do in Your Brooklyn Neighborhood This Weekend

From a brunch rave to a Hindu Lamp Ceremony, Brooklyn's got events this weekend to keep you busy.