Rachel Holliday Smith

Rachel is an associate editor for THE CITY. She leads explanatory and service journalism in the newsroom. Formerly, Rachel covered Manhattan for THE CITY. She is proud to have previously worked for WNYC, DNAinfo and NY1 News and written for The New York Times, Curbed New York, Gotham Gazette and others. Email Rachel at rsmith@thecity.nyc or follow her on Twitter: @rachelholliday.

The commission charged with drawing new political boundaries for New York City’s legislative body will take input from the public through the end of August.
Transit officials say more pros than cons lie ahead as they cruise toward launching fees for drivers entering the city’s traffic-clogged core.
The idea’s been kicked around by politicians and transit advocates for years but never tried in the U.S. Here’s a guide on what it all means, whom it will affect — and when we may actually see it in New York.
As many as 10 new towers will ring the edge of the much-despised Midtown rail hub to fund possible future transit projects, under Gov. Hochul’s skyline-changing plan.
The switch-up in poll sites between the two summer primaries could add to voter confusion in a low-turnout election season.
Between downpours of rainwater and storm surges from the ocean, the potential for future flooding near the coasts and further inland is high.
Tenants jeer jump in regulated rents — which landlords say is necessary to counter inflation but still doesn’t cover rising costs.
Understanding the not-so flashy — but equally as important — contests lower on your primary ballot sheet this election season.
New polling sites, what to know about absentee ballots and more redistricting drama in the Assembly (maybe).