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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December 18, 2014

Park Slope's Shuttered Tea Lounge Sells Off Couches to Highest Bidders

High chairs went for $1 apiece at an auction liquidating the now closed Tea Lounge.

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December 16, 2014

Tea Lounge Regulars in Negotiations to Reopen Beloved Park Slope Cafe

Landlord Harold Dixon says he wants the Tea Lounge space to remain a community-centered coffee shop.

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December 15, 2014

MAP: 7-Story Project Joins Growing List of Hotels Planned in Gowanus

A developer plans to renovate 255 Butler St. into a hotel with a pool, restaurants and private terraces.

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December 11, 2014

Taxi Passenger Pays Fare With Credit Card Then Assaults Driver, Police Say

The passenger hit the driver with a blunt object and ran away, police said.

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December 11, 2014

Park Slope's Tea Lounge to Close After 14 Years in Business

The Tea Lounge at Union Street and Seventh Avenue is closing its doors, owner Jonathan Spiel said.

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December 10, 2014

How a Park Slope School Is Fighting to Stay Diverse

P.S. 133 sets aside seats for low-income and immigrant students to preserve the school's diversity.

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December 9, 2014

Magazine for Creative Girls Launching in Gowanus

Curious Jane, which runs all-girl after-school programs and camps, is starting a magazine.

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December 5, 2014

Parks Dept. Puts a Stop to Spinning Playground Equipment After Injuries

Parents say the Parks Department went too far when it welded spinning playground equipment into place.