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.

A web of relief workers is still scrambling to help give newly arrived migrants what they need, including warm clothes, MetroCards and toiletries. Here’s how to lend a hand or donate.
Most of the battery-related fires take place in working-class residential neighborhoods in Queens, Brooklyn and The Bronx.
New Yorkers said yes to the Environmental Bond Act and approved changes proposed by the Racial Equity Commission.
Since THE CITY’s finding that last year some 89,000 rent-stabilized units were empty, tenants and elected officials have been taking to the streets.
If enacted, the proposals would boost spending on environmental projects, define how the city calculates the cost of living and create a new racial equity office.
The moon helped spare some vulnerable coastal areas in 2012, and they’re still struggling to get attention and funding a decade later.
Kathy Hochul has held a consistent lead in the polls, but a combination of voter persuasion and lopsided turnout could produce a surprise GOP win. Use our interactive tool to see how that could happen.
The decades-old shelter policy would have to go back to court to be undone, experts say.
From same-day registration to nonpartisan primaries to switching election dates, NYC has options to create change. Does it have the will?