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 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.

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October 23, 2014

Pathmark Staffer Steals $3K in Change from Coin Collecting Machine: Police

An employee spent two and a half months stealing the coins before being caught by coworkers, police say.

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October 23, 2014

Park Slope Police Nab Serial Bike Thief After Surveillance Operation

Police were watching when a thief used a saw to cut through a bike lock outside Atlantic Terminal Mall.

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October 20, 2014

Amazon to Launch First NYC Grocery Delivery Service in Park Slope

Amazon Fresh, a grocery delivery service to compete with FreshDirect, is coming to NYC.

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October 17, 2014

Gowanus Open Studios to Offer Guided Tours of Artists' Work Spaces

Curators will lead art lovers on tours at this year's Gowanus Open Studios.

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October 16, 2014

Man Tracks Down Stolen Laptop Using App and Confronts Thief, Police Say

A man tracked down his stolen laptop before confronting the thief, who threw the gadget at him and fled.

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October 16, 2014

Toxic Lead Paint Found in South Slope Day Care Center

The Shirley Chisholm Day Care Center has lead paint that can be a danger to children, inspectors found.