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 1, 2015

Woman Robbed at Gunpoint in Windsor Terrace, Police Say

A 20-year-old woman was robbed at gunpoint near 19th Street and Seeley Street, police said.

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August 31, 2015

Farm-to-Table Sushi Opens on Bergen, Macaron Shop Opens in South Slope

Wasan opened its first Brooklyn location at 440 Bergen St. near Fifth Avenue.

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August 31, 2015

Police Seek Woman Wanted in Windsor Terrace Bank Robbery

Police say a woman robbed the Santander Bank on Prospect Park West and Windsor Place.

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August 30, 2015

12 Things To Do This Week in New York City's Neighborhoods

Eat oysters, interact with an artist or take a Zumba class this week. 

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August 27, 2015

12 Things to Do in Your Brooklyn Neighborhood This Weekend

From the new Smorgasburg location to a Spike Lee block party, there's plenty going on in Brooklyn.

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August 27, 2015

How to Go Camping for Free in Prospect Park

Enter a lottery Sept. 9 for a chance to go camping in Brooklyn's backyard.

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August 26, 2015

Bergen Street Comics Closing After 6 Years in Business

The comics shop will close in September, the owners announced.

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August 26, 2015

Michelin-Starred Restaurateur Opening 'Speak-easy Sushi Bar' Near Barclays

The hospitality company behind Sushi Azabu is opening a new establishment at 166 Flatbush Ave.