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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 »

May 5, 2016

Analog Drone will feature racing drones that users can tinker with and take apart.

Park Slope, Windsor Terrace & Gowanus »

May 5, 2016

The theft happened as the homeowner was celebrating Passover, according to police.

Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens & Red Hook »

May 5, 2016

Dance all night at a grown-up prom, check out a cat cafe, or celebrate the legacy of Jane Jacobs.

Park Slope, Windsor Terrace & Gowanus »

May 5, 2016

A $1.5 million renovation will start soon at Spoke the Hub's headquarters at 295 Douglass St.

Crown Heights, Prospect Heights & Prospect-Lefferts Gardens »

May 3, 2016

Workers at the Prospect Heights complex will wear new badges following complaints from neighbors.

Park Slope, Windsor Terrace & Gowanus »

May 3, 2016

Several programs, including one that's considered the "crown jewel" of free pre-K, still have seats.

Park Slope, Windsor Terrace & Gowanus »

May 3, 2016

365 Bond St., built on a brownfield along the canal, will be regularly inspected for contamination.

Park Slope, Windsor Terrace & Gowanus »

May 2, 2016

A 23-year-old woman was attacked while she was jogging inside the park on April 20.