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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December 24, 2014

Workers Rip Down Holiday Lights While Pruning Bergen Street Trees

Tree pruners tore holiday lights off several trees on Bergen Street near Fifth Avenue, neighbors say.

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December 23, 2014

Brooklyn Pet Shops Give Away Free Christmas Trees to Police

NYC Pet.com put free trees for police outside all 9 of its locations after two officers were murdered.

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December 22, 2014

Subway Pickpocket Swipes Wallet With $450 in Cash, Police Say

A woman on a crowded R train had her wallet stolen by a pickpocket, according to a police report.

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December 19, 2014

Parents to Flood 311 With Street Safety Demands After Student Killed by Car

Parents at P.S. 230 and P.S. 130 want crossing guards, better signage and other safety upgrades.

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December 18, 2014

Park Slope's Shuttered Tea Lounge Sells Off Couches to Highest Bidders

High chairs went for $1 apiece at an auction liquidating the now closed Tea Lounge.

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December 16, 2014

Tea Lounge Regulars in Negotiations to Reopen Beloved Park Slope Cafe

Landlord Harold Dixon says he wants the Tea Lounge space to remain a community-centered coffee shop.

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December 15, 2014

MAP: 7-Story Project Joins Growing List of Hotels Planned in Gowanus

A developer plans to renovate 255 Butler St. into a hotel with a pool, restaurants and private terraces.

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December 11, 2014

Taxi Passenger Pays Fare With Credit Card Then Assaults Driver, Police Say

The passenger hit the driver with a blunt object and ran away, police said.