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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September 18, 2014

Green Building's New Owner Promises Not to Convert it into Condos

Akiva Reich is planning a waterfront expansion at the popular wedding venue.

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September 17, 2014

Private Kids Tennis Club Joins Growing List of Gowanus Sports Venues

Court 16, a private tennis club for kids, is just one of many Gowanus spots for sports.

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September 16, 2014

Parole Office Across from Whole Foods Will Serve Up to 400 Ex-Cons a Day

A new parole office is slated to open in January at 15 Second Ave., near Whole Foods.

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September 16, 2014

Seniors Enduring 'Harassment' at Assisted Living Facility, Caregivers Say

Seniors aren't being bathed and their rooms aren't being cleaned, court filings and caregivers say.

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September 11, 2014

Controversial Parole Office Coming to Gowanus to Be Discussed at Meeting

State representatives will discuss the parole office moving into 15 Second Ave. at a Monday meeting.

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September 9, 2014

Gowanus Developer to Clean Up Toxic Land in Deal with EPA

The Lightstone Group has agreed to conduct cleanup work along the polluted Gowanus Canal.

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September 9, 2014

Pre-K in Former Bishop Ford Site Adds 126 Seats to Crowded District 15

The former Bishop Ford Catholic school opened 126 pre-K seats after holding a last-minute lottery.

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July 22, 2014

Baby Possum Wanders into Gourmet Park Slope Cheese Shop

The critter appeared to get stuck behind the store's roll gate.