Serena Solomon

Reporter/Producer @serenaspeaks ssolomon@dnainfo.com

Serena Solomon is a reporter/producer for DNAinfo.

An Australian who has maintained a daily obsession with news since a young age, Serena started out as a social worker, working with homeless teenagers for five years, before making a career change to journalism.

She studied International Communications with a major in journalism at Macquaire University in Sydney, and completed a year-long study abroad program at the University of Washington, in Seattle. While in Seattle she worked with SCAN, a community access station, as a PR assistant and as a reporter. She also reported for the Daily, the school's award-winning student publication.

After Seattle, Serena moved to the East Coast to work with the New York Times on "The Local."

Fun Fact: Serena's favorite pastime is to fumble through other people's junk at yard sales or flea markets.

Williamsburg, Greenpoint & Bushwick »

September 19, 2014

6 New Restaurants for You to Try This Weekend

Two Mexican restaurants open in Bushwick and West Harlem gets a new seafood eatery.

Greenwich Village & SoHo »

September 18, 2014

How to Get Your Product into Whole Foods

For many small and young brands, Whole Foods is considered the holy grail of product placement.

Williamsburg, Greenpoint & Bushwick »

September 12, 2014

3 Restaurants For You to Try This Weekend

A vegan to-go shop and a bar that hawks alcohol-infused baked goods are now open.

Downtown »

September 11, 2014

Airbnb-Style Rentals Offer Businesses an Office by the Hour

Local startups are using a new service that allows them to have office space only when they need it.

Downtown »

September 9, 2014

How to Pick Someone Up While Waiting on a Line

New Yorkers hate lines. Make the wait productive by finding a date.

Murray Hill, Gramercy & Midtown East »

September 5, 2014

4 New Places to Eat and Drink at This Weekend

A dim sum restaurant with family recipes and a casual spinoff of Bobby Van's Steakhouse opened recently.

Upper West Side & Morningside Heights »

September 5, 2014

PHOTOS: See Who Was Hanging Out at the First Day of Fashion Week

The official schedule of New York Fashion Week started at Lincoln Center on Thursday.

Park Slope, Windsor Terrace & Gowanus »

September 4, 2014

How Young New York City Businesses Mix Philanthropy and Profit

Many New York City businesses have made charitable efforts a key part of their business.