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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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April 24, 2015

New Sex Shop Wants to Help Park Slope 'Rediscover Sensuality'

Please, an adult boutique, is on a mission to make people feel comfortable talking about sex.

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April 24, 2015

Thief Pretending to Shop for His Wife Steals Two Purses, Police Say

The man and his accomplice stole two pricey bags from a Park Slope boutique, according to police.

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April 23, 2015

MAP: These City Playgrounds Have the Most Injuries

Eleven kids were hurt in Evelyn's Playground in Union Square Park in 2013 and 2014, records show.

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April 22, 2015

Pavilion to Be Converted to Condos and 'Quality' Theater, Developer Says

Park Slope's Pavilion Theater will become a residential building, a spokesman for the developer said.

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April 17, 2015

Park Slope's New York Methodist Hospital Adds Trauma Center

New York Methodist Hospital is now equipped to treat patients with extremely serious injuries.

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April 17, 2015

7 Things to Do in Your Brooklyn Neighborhood This Weekend

From foraging in a cemetery to open studios in Sunset Park, DNAinfo has you covered this weekend.

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April 16, 2015

Man Assaulted With Pool Cue at Park Slope Billiards Club, Police Say

A 21-year-old man was assaulted during a fight at Oceans 8 at Brownstone Billiards, police said.

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April 16, 2015

City Building 90 'Curbside Gardens' to Help Clean Gowanus Canal

The Department of Environmental Protection will build 90 'bioswales' to keep rainwater out of the canal.