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 »

June 30, 2015

Bierkraft Is Closed for Good With No Explanation From Owners, Employees Say

The craft beer and sandwich shop has auctioned off its equipment and won't reopen, employees said.

Park Slope, Windsor Terrace & Gowanus »

June 29, 2015

CRIME BLOTTER: Rite Aid Employee Steals $1,241 Over 2 Weeks, Police Say

A Rite Aid employee was arrested after allegedly pocketing $1,241, according to a police report.

Park Slope, Windsor Terrace & Gowanus »

June 29, 2015

Kentile Floors Sign Could Get New Home Beneath Subway Tracks

The Gowanus Alliance wants to install the famed letters on 10th Street between Second and Third Avenue.

Crown Heights, Prospect Heights & Prospect-Lefferts Gardens »

June 29, 2015

Access-A-Ride Driver Has Purse Stolen While Helping Passenger, Police Say

A thief struck when the driver was helping a passenger exit the van, according to a police report.

Park Slope, Windsor Terrace & Gowanus »

June 29, 2015

2nd Park Slope Group Home Shuttered After Arrest of Teens on Rape Charges

Boys Town has ended its contract with ACS and will close a second group home on St. John's Place.

Park Slope, Windsor Terrace & Gowanus »

June 29, 2015

Brooklyn Beauty Queen Shares Personal Pain to Raise Stillbirth Awareness

Marjorie Vail, whose first child was stillborn, wants to raise awareness and research money.

Park Slope, Windsor Terrace & Gowanus »

June 29, 2015

Developer Drops Plans for Residential Units at Landmarked Lyceum Building

Greystone says it's going to make the Lyceum into a single-use commercial space.

Greenwich Village & SoHo »

June 28, 2015

16 Things To Do This Week in New York City's Neighborhoods

Get in the mood for the Fourth of July weekend with these outdoor events.