Meredith Hoffman

Reporter/Producer @Merhoffman mhoffman@dnainfo.com

Meredith Hoffman is a reporter/producer covering Williamsburg, Greenpoint and Bushwick.

Splitting her childhood between New York City streets and the Alabama Gulf Coast, Meredith grew up mimicking her writer father with constant scribbles in her notebook (a trait that apparently stuck). She studied English at Cornell University, where she wrote for the school paper and studied abroad in Seville, Spain, and then she used her Spanish skills reporting for the bilingual paper El Tecolote in San Francisco.

Drawn back to her native city for New York University's journalism graduate program, Meredith began writing for the New York Times' East Village blog, and freelanced for publications including City Limits, New York Observer Magazine, and New America Media.

Meredith comes to her Brooklyn beat after interning with the New York Times, where she wrote for the City Room blog and for the newspaper about Occupy Wall Street, tour company scams, Southern Baptist missionaries, and James Franco, to name a few.

Fun fact: Meredith feels most at peace while doing headstands, which she sometimes practices with her 70-year-old yogi-traveler aunt. They are now teaching Meredith's baby cousin to continue the tradition.

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December 19, 2013

Bushwick 'Reggae Prom' Brings Jamaican Vibes to New Year's Eve

The free party features local reggae bands to serenade guests who are dressed to the nines.

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December 19, 2013

Bushwick Shop Slings Tacos Alongside Clothes to Survive

The owner of Leo's Clothing and Records diversified his offerings to draw in new customers.

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December 18, 2013

Vegan Ethiopian Pop-Up Eatery Secures Permanent Home in Bushwick

Bunna Cafe will make its home at 1084 Flushing Ave., its co-founder said. 

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December 18, 2013

Greenpoint Strip Goes Without Holiday Decorations for First Time in Decades

Local businesses didn't pay for lights to be hung for the first time in decades, officials said.

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December 17, 2013

Singles Make Case for Love Using PowerPoint Presentations

After online dating and bars failed to present suitable mates, one man turned to Microsoft Office.

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December 16, 2013

Smashed Light Bulb From McCarren Park's New Ballfield Lamp Found on Ground

A shattered bulb from a ballfield light pole replaced after Hurricane Sandy was found on the ground.

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December 16, 2013

McCarren Park Dog Run Revamped with New Grounds and Wind Screen

The dog run at Driggs and Union avenues includes new wood chips and a wind screen.

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December 12, 2013

Locals Blast Plan for Event Space in Williamsburgh Savings Bank

Residents said they feared the 1,000-person event space would bring traffic and noise to the area.