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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October 1, 2014

Park Slope Musician Devotes Debut Album Funds to Help Repair Local Church

Hans Bilger, 20, wants money from his album sales to benefit Old First Reformed Church.

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October 1, 2014

Park Slope Police Tell Black Teens 'Get Out of the Neighborhood': Witness

The head of the 78th Precinct confirmed that his officers chase teens out of the area to prevent crime.

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October 1, 2014

Parole Office Doesn't Belong in Industrial Gowanus, Borough President Says

Eric Adams says the Dept. of Corrections should find a different spot for its Brooklyn parole office.

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September 30, 2014

Park Slope Man Survives Brush With Ebola, Plans Return to Outbreak Zone

During a recent trip to Liberia, Mahmoud Ideraabdullah was in close contact with man who died of Ebola.

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September 25, 2014

Toxic Algae in Prospect Park Could Be Making Dogs Sick, Owners Worry

Dog groups are warning pet owners to avoid Prospect Park Lake, where blue-green algae has been spotted.

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September 24, 2014

New High-Rise Development Moving Forward on Fourth Avenue

Demolition will start soon on six buildings at Fourth Avenue and Baltic Street.

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September 23, 2014

Cabbie Who Killed MMA Star's Mom First to Be Charged Under Vision Zero Law

Under a new law, cabbie MD Hossain could be the first to face jail time after killing a pedestrian.

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September 22, 2014

Woman Beaten on G Train After Asking Teens Not to Curse Near Kids: Police

A 14-year-old girl was charged with assault after the alleged attack on the G train, police said.