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Rachel Holliday Smith

Reporter/Producer @rachelholliday Contact

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.
 

Crown Heights, Prospect Heights & Prospect-Lefferts Gardens »

November 2, 2017

The subsidized apartments at Pacific Park are set aside for households earning up to $173,415 a year.

Crown Heights, Prospect Heights & Prospect-Lefferts Gardens »

November 1, 2017

The 1.2 million-square-foot project would include 800 affordable units, said developer Bruce Eichner.

Crown Heights, Prospect Heights & Prospect-Lefferts Gardens »

October 30, 2017

Two people were arrested protesting the project before the commission voted 11 to one to approve it.

Crown Heights, Prospect Heights & Prospect-Lefferts Gardens »

October 30, 2017

The Bedford-Union Armory plan would have virtually no impact on the area, an environmental report found.

Fort Greene and DUMBO »

October 27, 2017

Fund can be used by buildings that agree to remain in the affordable housing program for 20 years. 

Bedford-Stuyvesant »

October 27, 2017

Ride a haunted carousel in Park Slope or see a symphony at the Brooklyn Museum this weekend.

Park Slope, Windsor Terrace & Gowanus »

October 27, 2017

Spooky movies, haunted houses, costume contests and parades abound.