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.

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March 30, 2015

Art Collective for NYCHA Youth Aims to Bridge Growing Divide in Gowanus

The Gowanus Houses Art Collective gives young NYCHA residents a forum for artistic expression.

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March 30, 2015

Dante de Blasio Backs Teen Handcuffed for Wearing Broken Glasses to School

The mayor's son showed up to a rally outside Park Slope Collegiate.

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March 27, 2015

7 Things to Do in Your Brooklyn Neighborhood This Weekend

From a family dance party to Brit Pop-themed bingo, spend the weekend in Brooklyn with these events.

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March 26, 2015

City Replaces Long-Missing Park Slope Walk Signal

The walk signal at Fourth Avenue and Sixth Street had been missing since late last year, locals say.

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March 26, 2015

Brooklyn Brackets: The Emerson vs. Project Parlor for Best Neighborhood Bar

Two Myrtle Avenue watering holes are finalists in the battle for Brooklyn's best neighborhood bar.

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March 25, 2015

How Older Workers Are Helping Small NYC Businesses Thrive

Veteran employees are helping businesses such as Architectural Grille in Gowanus.

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March 24, 2015

Rabbit Owner Facing Animal Cruelty Charges Sues to Get Bunnies Back

Dorota Trec filed a lawsuit seeking the return of her rabbits.

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March 23, 2015

Park Slope Library Could Get Storytelling Garden and Knuffle Bunny Statue

Residents can vote to fund the project with City Councilman Brad Lander's participatory budgeting.