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 »

February 27, 2015

Hot Sauce Tasting Room Featuring Spice Sommeliers Opening in Williamsburg

Heatonist plans to offer 150 hot sauces from 50 different up-and-coming manufacturers.

Williamsburg, Greenpoint & Bushwick »

February 27, 2015

Coalition Formed to Target Tenant Harassment in North Brooklyn

The group plans to focus on the worst cases of tenant harassment in the area.

Williamsburg, Greenpoint & Bushwick »

February 27, 2015

Here's How to Get Your Photo on the 'Boobs of Bushwick' Blog

The site, which posts photos of topless men and women in Bushwick bars, will host a party.

Williamsburg, Greenpoint & Bushwick »

February 25, 2015

Vacant Williamsburg Shop to Host Art Shows Before Affordable Housing Built

The first show hosted by the Arts@Renaissance group at 695 Grand St. is set for Friday. 

Williamsburg, Greenpoint & Bushwick »

February 24, 2015

Late-Night L Trains Won't Run from Lorimer to Myrtle-Wyckoff for 4 Weeks

Service is suspended on weekdays only, with shuttle buses running instead.

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February 24, 2015

East River Ferry Service Suspended Due to Ice

Service on the waterway was suspended until further notice Tuesday morning.

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February 24, 2015

Man Smashes Shop Windows While Ranting About 'Zombie Apocalypse': NYPD

Jung Pryjma is accused of smashing several windows with a fire extinguisher.