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 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.

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April 15, 2015

Gowanus Canal Needs Bike and Pedestrian Bridge, Business Group Says

The Gowanus Alliance is floating the idea of building a bike and pedestrian bridge at Fifth Street.

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April 13, 2015

Baba's Pierogies Brings Mac and Cheese-Filled Dumplings to Gowanus

Baba's Pierogies opens April 25 near Third Avenue and Carroll Street.

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April 13, 2015

Student Given Summons Over Pin in Broken Glasses Asks NYPD to Drop Charges

NYPD officials told Noah Phillpotts they'd withdraw the summons, but have failed to do so, his dad said.

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April 9, 2015

Passenger Steals Livery Cabbie's Wallet From Glove Compartment, Police Say

A livery driver had his wallet swiped from the glove compartment, according to a police report.