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.


 
Williamsburg, Greenpoint & Bushwick »

March 5, 2015

7 Things for You to Do in Brooklyn's Neighborhoods This Weekend

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Park Slope, Windsor Terrace & Gowanus »

March 5, 2015

Gowanus Rabbit Colony's Owner Arrested for Animal Cruelty, Sources Say

Dorota Trec, who owns nearly 200 rabbits, was taken into custody at the 68th Precinct, a source said.

Williamsburg, Greenpoint & Bushwick »

March 5, 2015

Brooklyn Brackets: Vote for the Borough's Best Neighborhood Bar

Vote on Brooklyn's best neighborhood bar in our version of March Madness.

Park Slope, Windsor Terrace & Gowanus »

March 4, 2015

Park Slope Schools Getting New Science Lab, Fire Alarm Under DOE Plan

The Department of Education's capital plan calls for $65.3 million in upgrades at District 15 schools.

Crown Heights, Prospect Heights & Prospect-Lefferts Gardens »

March 4, 2015

Brooklyn Brackets: Vote for Your Favorite Burger Joint in the Borough

Choose your favorite burger in Brooklyn in DNAinfo New York's March Madness showdown.

Bedford-Stuyvesant »

March 3, 2015

Brooklyn Brackets: Vote For The Borough's Best Artisanal Spot

We're pitting some of the borough's best artisanal fare against each other in a March Madness showdown.

Ditmas Park & Flatbush »

March 2, 2015

Church Avenue Businesses Optimistic Despite Artisanal Bakery's Closure

The loss of Nine Chains was a blow, but other business owners say Church Avenue has a bright future.

Fort Greene and DUMBO »

March 2, 2015

Brooklyn Brackets: Vote For Your Favorite Neighborhood Institution

We're pitting some of the borough's best neighborhood institutions against each other in a showdown.