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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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January 20, 2017

The $1 treats at Gombo's Bakery are decorated with the new president's name and red frosting.

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January 20, 2017

'Anyone Comics' is set to open March 1 off Nostrand Avenue, said owner Dimitrios Fragiskatos.

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January 20, 2017

The incident took place as the 12-year-old was walking home from school on Parkside Avenue.

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January 20, 2017

A scammer convinced the Crown Heights woman her nephew had been taken into custody and needed cash.

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January 20, 2017

Don't feel like watching the swearing-in? Go to a poetry reading, protest or fundraiser ball instead.

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January 19, 2017

The 26-year-old faces up to four years for two felony charges of illegal surveillance, prosecutors said.

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January 19, 2017

Dance with your fellow nasty women, drink for free, and taste some chili this weekend in Brooklyn.

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January 18, 2017

The 12,000-square-foot bar and restaurant is marketing itself to "true fans," its backers say.