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 30, 2014

Thief Steals Cash-Filled Laundry Card Machine From Co-Op, Police Say

A thief took the machine out of the building's basement window, according to police.

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October 30, 2014

How Would You Spend $1.5M in City Cash? Councilman Uses Twitter for Ideas

City Councilman Brad Lander is using Twitter to get ideas for participatory budgeting suggestions.

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October 29, 2014

'Dismal' Fourth Avenue Subway Station to Get 1-Day Beautification

Lights and canvas props will temporarily beautify the Fourth Avenue Ninth Street subway station.

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October 29, 2014

Dog-Friendly Park Slope Bar Bans Pooches After City Crackdown

The Gate has allowed dogs since 1997, but a recent 311 call put a stop to the canine-friendly policy.

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October 28, 2014

Parents Say Proposed District 15 Rezoning Forces Students to Travel Too Far

Parents say the proposed rezoning would force kids to travel too far to school on dangerous streets.

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October 27, 2014

Long-Awaited Windsor Terrace Key Food Won't Open Until 2015

Walgreens recently opened at 589 Prospect Ave., but the Key Food that will share the space is not ready.

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October 24, 2014

Nunu Chocolates Opening Park Slope Cafe and 'Tap Room' by Halloween

Customers will be able to drink beer and watch candy being made at Nunu Chocolates on Fifth Avenue.

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October 24, 2014

Developer Buys Landmarked Brooklyn Lyceum for $7.6M at Foreclosure Auction

Greystone, a financial services and property development company, bought the performance venue.