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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.
 

Fort Greene and DUMBO »

May 24, 2017

The 1928 venue will be rebuilt by the developers of the Barclays Center, the school said.

Crown Heights, Prospect Heights & Prospect-Lefferts Gardens »

May 24, 2017

The Prospect Park Alliance wants input from Brooklynites about how to use the east side space.

Crown Heights, Prospect Heights & Prospect-Lefferts Gardens »

May 23, 2017

The legal agreement issued Monday ends a nearly two-month court battle over 1173 Bergen St.

Crown Heights, Prospect Heights & Prospect-Lefferts Gardens »

May 23, 2017

Powerful drugs are killing young people in the Lubavitch community, experts and locals say.

Crown Heights, Prospect Heights & Prospect-Lefferts Gardens »

May 22, 2017

The city is moving ahead with the redevelopment without support from Councilwoman Laurie Cumbo.

Crown Heights, Prospect Heights & Prospect-Lefferts Gardens »

May 22, 2017

Despite local backlash, residents overall think the plan is a "good idea," a Baruch/NY1 poll found.

Sunset Park & Greenwood Heights »

May 22, 2017

William Nelson Sr. is sedated, using a breathing tube and has bleeding on the brain, his son said.

Crown Heights, Prospect Heights & Prospect-Lefferts Gardens »

May 22, 2017

The 27-year-old woman attacked a man she knew as he returned from walking his dog, police said.