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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May 28, 2015

Brooklyn Mom Makes Jewelry Out of Baby Teeth

Jewelry designer Lisa Hamilton launched Brooklyn Tooth Fairy to create keepsakes from baby teeth.

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May 27, 2015

Windsor Terrace Library Welcomes $10K Prize Amid Funding Crunch

The Windsor Terrace public library was a runner-up in the NYC Neighborhood Library Awards.

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May 26, 2015

Meet the Disabled Runner on a Mission to Get Cars Banned from Prospect Park

Marathoner Michael Ring can't run, so he's devoting his time to banning cars from Prospect Park.

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May 22, 2015

Burglars Strike 7th St. Twice in One Day Amid Spike in Park Slope Break-ins

Police are warning to keep bikes out of sight and secure air conditioners to prevent burglaries.

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May 22, 2015

Cargo Bike Stolen From Front of Park Slope Brownstone, Police Say

A Bike Friday Haul-a-Day was stolen from in front of a Berkeley Place brownstone, police said.

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May 21, 2015

Police Arrest Chaperone Who Hit Teen at Park Slope Middle School

Roberta Woelfling was charged with assault in connection with the May 15 incident, police said.

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May 19, 2015

Chaperone Slapped 13-Year-Old in the Face at Park Slope School, Mom Says

Petal Joseph's daughter was slapped in the face by another mother during a choral concert, she said.

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May 18, 2015

State Abandoning Seniors Being Forced Out for Luxury Housing, Pols Say

City Councilman Brad Lander and Public Advocate Letitia James say the state failed to protect seniors.