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.

Park Slope, Windsor Terrace & Gowanus »

November 21, 2014

New Windsor Terrace Food Co-op Needs 100 Members to Lease Space

The co-op's leaders found a space on Caton Avenue, but they need money for a deposit by Dec. 1.

Park Slope, Windsor Terrace & Gowanus »

November 21, 2014

Gowanus Rezoning Plan Envisions High-Rise Development

City Councilman Brad Lander's Bridging Gowanus framework also calls for protecting manufacturing uses.

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November 21, 2014

Patient's Wallet Stolen From Her Hospital Bed, Police Say

A 42-year-old woman had her wallet stolen when she left her hospital room to get tests, police said.

Park Slope, Windsor Terrace & Gowanus »

November 21, 2014

Owners of The Good Fork Opening Korean BBQ and Karaoke Joint in Gowanus

The restaurant will serve traditional Korean barbecue at tables with built-in grills.

Park Slope, Windsor Terrace & Gowanus »

November 20, 2014

Gowanus Residents Rally Against Parole Office

About 100 people protested a parole office slated to serve 6,000 ex-inmates in Gowanus.

Ditmas Park & Flatbush »

November 18, 2014

Police Step Up Foot Patrols After String of Armed Robberies in Ditmas Park

Officers will patrol major shopping areas on foot seven nights a week, police said.

Park Slope, Windsor Terrace & Gowanus »

November 18, 2014

Eat Free Pizza at Two Boots' Grand Opening in Park Slope

Park Slope's new Two Boots will host a grand opening party Nov. 25 with live music, beer and free pizza.

Borough Park & Midwood »

November 14, 2014

Armed Robber Holds Up Writers' Group at Brooklyn Cafe, Police Say

A robber burst into Lark Cafe with a gun just as a writing workshop was wrapping up, police said.