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 20, 2014

Amazon to Launch First NYC Grocery Delivery Service in Park Slope

Amazon Fresh, a grocery delivery service to compete with FreshDirect, is coming to NYC.

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October 17, 2014

Gowanus Open Studios to Offer Guided Tours of Artists' Work Spaces

Curators will lead art lovers on tours at this year's Gowanus Open Studios.

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October 16, 2014

Man Tracks Down Stolen Laptop Using App and Confronts Thief, Police Say

A man tracked down his stolen laptop before confronting the thief, who threw the gadget at him and fled.

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October 16, 2014

Toxic Lead Paint Found in South Slope Day Care Center

The Shirley Chisholm Day Care Center has lead paint that can be a danger to children, inspectors found.

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October 16, 2014

Gowanus Parole Center Will Cut Crime, Boost Local Business, Officials Say

Corrections Department officials say 120 armed peace officers will make Gowanus safer.

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October 14, 2014

Fill Your Belly and Help Students Pay for College at Park Slope Fundraiser

The Park Slope Civic Council is hosting its annual Food for Thought fundraiser on Oct. 15.

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October 13, 2014

Police Investigating Baggie of Possible Meth Found in Kensington

A local resident found a baggie of crystals that appeared to be methamphetamine on E. Fourth Street.

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October 13, 2014

DOE Unveils Plan for New Middle School and Rezoning in District 15

The rezoning would affect P.S. 154, P.S. 130, P.S. 131 and P.S. 230.