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Rachel Holliday Smith

Reporter/Producer @rachelholliday rsmith@dnainfo.com

Rachel Holliday Smith is a reporter/producer for DNAinfo New York covering Crown Heights and Prospect Heights.

Before joining our team, Rachel worked at NY1 News as a videographer, writer and breaking news hound. She also produced the "New Yorker of the Week" segment, which regularly restored her faith in humanity.

Rachel is a native upstate New Yorker, but lived near Boston before coming to the city. There, she read the Phoenix while it was still in print and listened to the Dresden Dolls while they were still making music.

She attended the school of the Washington Square News, where she served as editor in chief in 2009. At the same time, she somehow got a degree from New York University. She is a proud Gallatin alum.

Rachel lives in Fort Greene close enough to the Barclays Center that she once heard the screaming of Justin Bieber fans.

Fun fact: Rachel is from so far upstate that she had glass bottles of milk delivered to her childhood home by a milkman every day.
 

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March 28, 2017

Old lagering tunnels below Crown Heights, now used as a cheese cave, will host a preschool fundraiser.

Crown Heights, Prospect Heights & Prospect-Lefferts Gardens »

March 28, 2017

The facility is among the first of 90 shelters the mayor wants to open citywide.

Crown Heights, Prospect Heights & Prospect-Lefferts Gardens »

March 27, 2017

The reconstruction will bring new sidewalks, lights and greenery to the small, triangular parks.

Crown Heights, Prospect Heights & Prospect-Lefferts Gardens »

March 26, 2017

A petition by residents for a temporary delay was granted by a judge Friday afternoon.

Ditmas Park & Flatbush »

March 26, 2017

The 15-year-old was charged for the Kingston Avenue robbery on March 21.

Crown Heights, Prospect Heights & Prospect-Lefferts Gardens »

March 24, 2017

Joyce Spears, 70, was found outside her Crown Heights home wrapped in a bloody sheet.

Crown Heights, Prospect Heights & Prospect-Lefferts Gardens »

March 23, 2017

Learn to line dance, stock up on vegan treats or attend a Wikipedia edit-a-thon.