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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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July 31, 2015

Man Wanted For Following and Choking Women in Park Slope, Police Say

The suspect followed three women and choked two of them on 16th Street and Fifth Avenue, police said.

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July 31, 2015

Gowanus Subway Station Finally Has Cardboard Tile Replaced with Real Mosaic

Forgotten New York reports that real tile has finally returned to the Smith-Ninth Street station.

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July 30, 2015

10 Things to Do in Your Brooklyn Neighborhood This Weekend

From a brunch rave to a Hindu Lamp Ceremony, Brooklyn's got events this weekend to keep you busy.

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July 30, 2015

CRIME BLOTTER: Doctor's Mercedes and Stethoscope Stolen Outside Shake Shack

The doctor's $2,000 Prada bag and prescription pad were stolen too, according to a police report.

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July 30, 2015

Store Selling $96 Organic Handmade Stuffed Animals Coming to Gowanus

The children's toy company Hazel Village is opening at 510 Third Ave.

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July 29, 2015

New Condos Could Destroy Mural That Honors Local History

A developer plans to build 28 condos in the building that was home to Eagle Provisions until recently.

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July 29, 2015

Park Slope Armory Has Secret Tunnel and Underground Shooting Range

The 1895 military building holds many secrets, including ghosts, some say.

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July 29, 2015

Park Slope Armory Home to 'Secret' Veterans Museum

Organizers want to spread the word about the collection of military memorabilia.