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 22, 2014

Baby Possum Wanders into Gourmet Park Slope Cheese Shop

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

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June 2, 2014

Mayor Leaves Free Stuff Outside Home Ahead of Gracie Mansion Move

The de Blasios did what every New Yorker does before a move — they put their old stuff on the street.

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March 14, 2014

Park Slope Rabbi Says Senior Home Closure 'Lacks Jewish Values of Decency'

Members of Congregation Beth Elohim are trying to stop the closure of Prospect Park Residence.

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March 12, 2014

Kids Enrichment Classes Coming to Gowanus

Splats & Squiggles, which offers kids art and movement classes, is opening on Third Avenue.

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March 10, 2014

Pop-Up Repair Service Coming to Gowanus

Pop-Up Repair, a drop-off fix-it service, will set up temporarily in Gowanus at Film Biz Recycling.

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March 6, 2014

Park Slope Senior Facility to Close in 90 Days, Residents Told

Seniors at Prospect Park Residence were told Wednesday night the facility is closing in 90 days.

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March 6, 2014

With Easter Weeks Away, Christmas Trees Still Litter Park Slope Sidewalks

Residents are wondering if the tree trash will ever be picked up.

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March 5, 2014

Barclays Center Screening Sneak Preview of 'Game of Thrones' Premiere

The Barclays Center will screen the "Game of Thrones" premiere on March 20.