Serena Solomon

Reporter/Producer @serenaspeaks

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.

Upper East Side & Roosevelt Island »

September 26, 2014

Why Some New Yorkers Are Dumping Online Dating

Headlines might herald the popularity of online dating, but there are many who prefer to stay offline.

Murray Hill, Gramercy & Midtown East »

September 24, 2014

5 Things to Know Before Hiring Staff for Your Small Business

Many businesses are caught off guard by the administrative work it takes to get a first round of hires.

East Village & Lower East Side »

September 22, 2014

Where to Celebrate Rosh Hashanah in the City

Restaurants, bakeries and appetizing shops have either eat-in meals or food to-go.

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.