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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.
 

Bedford-Stuyvesant »

February 23, 2017

Break a sweat at boot camp, find herbal remedies, or watch movies in celebration of Black History Month.

Crown Heights, Prospect Heights & Prospect-Lefferts Gardens »

February 23, 2017

The boys, ages 12, 14 and 14, also stole headphones and an iPod from their teenage victims.

Crown Heights, Prospect Heights & Prospect-Lefferts Gardens »

February 22, 2017

Police intervened on an argument between Diana Richardson and activist Alicia Boyd.

Crown Heights, Prospect Heights & Prospect-Lefferts Gardens »

February 22, 2017

The 18-year-old was hospitalized after the nighttime assault inside Prospect Park.

Crown Heights, Prospect Heights & Prospect-Lefferts Gardens »

February 21, 2017

The Brooklyn congresswoman will host the first of four town halls Wednesday in Prospect Heights.

Fort Greene and DUMBO »

February 21, 2017

The 10-day promotion includes nearly 60 eateries all over the borough in March.

Crown Heights, Prospect Heights & Prospect-Lefferts Gardens »

February 20, 2017

Seasonal ingredients, microgreens and fresh pasta are favorites at the Prospect-Lefferts Gardens eatery.

Crown Heights, Prospect Heights & Prospect-Lefferts Gardens »

February 20, 2017

Officials want to close the Brower Park Library, which they say would cost $8 million to keep the open.