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 »

March 27, 2015

Man Tried to Lure 11-Year-Old Girl Into Car in Williamsburg, Police Say

A man driving a silver SUV waved at the girl to come toward him, police said.

Bedford-Stuyvesant »

March 27, 2015

7 Things to Do in Your Brooklyn Neighborhood This Weekend

From a family dance party to Brit Pop-themed bingo, spend the weekend in Brooklyn with these events.

Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens & Red Hook »

March 27, 2015

Brooklyn Brackets: Baked vs. Brooklyn Kolache for Best Dessert Spot

Who will win the title of best dessert spot in the borough?

Williamsburg, Greenpoint & Bushwick »

March 25, 2015

55-Unit Williamsburg Affordable Building Rents May Start at $640 a Month

Units will be for residents earning 48 percent and 58 percent of the area media income (AMI).

Williamsburg, Greenpoint & Bushwick »

March 25, 2015

Pit Bull Owner Punches Man in Williamsburg for Having a 'P---y' Dog: NYPD

The victim, a 65-year-old man, was sent to the hospital with a bloody nose.

Williamsburg, Greenpoint & Bushwick »

March 24, 2015

Michelin Starred Chef Opening MP Taverna in Williamsburg

The Driggs Avenue Greek restaurant will be Michael Psilakis's fourth location.

Williamsburg, Greenpoint & Bushwick »

March 24, 2015

Williamsburg Businesses Implore MTA to Postpone L Train Weekend Shutdowns

Dozens of Williamsburg business signed an online petition imploring the MTA to postpone shutdowns.