Leslie Albrecht

Reporter/Producer @ReporterLeslie lalbrecht@dnainfo.com

Leslie Albrecht is a reporter/producer covering Park Slope, Windsor Terrace and Gowanus.

She’s glad to be back in New York after a four-year stint working as a newspaper reporter at the Merced Sun-Star and the Modesto Bee in California’s Central Valley, where she covered City Hall, crime, breaking news and real estate.

Leslie has written about the trial of a gang member who murdered a police officer, the foreclosure crisis and people looking for love at the rodeo.

She received a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University, where she wrote about drug-addicted moms hoping to get their kids out of foster care. She also worked on a documentary about a union trying to organize workers at a gourmet grocery store.

Before Columbia, she lived in San Francisco, where she worked at nonprofits and ate a lot of burritos. She graduated from Carleton College in Northfield, Minn.

Fun Fact: Leslie worked as a waitress at EuroDisney where she learned how to say “apple juice” in several languages.

Park Slope, Windsor Terrace & Gowanus »

January 23, 2015

Brooklyn Lyceum Arts Venue to Become Condos With 12-Story Rental Next Door

Greystone will bring two side-by-side residential developments to Fourth Avenue and President Street.

Park Slope, Windsor Terrace & Gowanus »

January 23, 2015

Lark Cafe Owner to Open 'Family-Friendly' Spot in Windsor Terrace

Elk, a cafe by the same owner as Ditmas Park's Lark, will open Jan. 23 at 154 Prospect Park Southwest.

Park Slope, Windsor Terrace & Gowanus »

January 22, 2015

$6,600 in Designer Bags Stolen From Park Slope Boutique, Police Say

Thieves struck Eleven Consignment Boutique twice in one week, according to police reports.

Park Slope, Windsor Terrace & Gowanus »

January 21, 2015

Parks Department Wants Community Input on Little-Known Gowanus Playground

Officials are asking what locals want to see at Ennis Playground at 11th Street and Second Avenue.

Park Slope, Windsor Terrace & Gowanus »

January 21, 2015

Park Slope Teen Pushes for Traffic Safety After 3 Classmates Killed by Cars

Former M.S. 51 student Alison Collard de Beaufort wants kids to get involved in pedestrian safety.

Sunset Park & Greenwood Heights »

January 20, 2015

Families Launch 'Selfie' Campaign to Demand New Schools

Some parents who are tired of waiting for new schools want the city to consider adding one on Third Ave.

Park Slope, Windsor Terrace & Gowanus »

January 19, 2015

Woman's Purse Stolen at Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, Police Say

The thief got away with $100 in cash, makeup and credit cards, according to a police report.

Borough Park & Midwood »

January 19, 2015

MAP: Kensington's 10 Most Dangerous Intersections

In the past two years, 129 pedestrians have been injured in Kensington, many along Ocean Parkway.