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.


 
Fort Greene and DUMBO »

August 30, 2016

Grab a table at these spots before they get so popular you can't get in.

Park Slope, Windsor Terrace & Gowanus »

August 30, 2016

Everyman Espresso, Uptown Roasters, Blue Bottle Coffee and another Starbucks are slated for Park Slope.

Park Slope, Windsor Terrace & Gowanus »

August 29, 2016

The former Brooklyn Tile Supply Corp. building on Fourth Avenue and Degraw is being remodeled.

Bedford-Stuyvesant »

August 29, 2016

Free outdoor movies, concerts and so much more. 

Park Slope, Windsor Terrace & Gowanus »

August 26, 2016

Check out a soap box derby, dance at block party with Spike Lee, or bike along the borough's waterfront.

Park Slope, Windsor Terrace & Gowanus »

August 25, 2016

The guest took a Nintendo Wii gaming console and a ceramic sculpture, according to a police report.

Park Slope, Windsor Terrace & Gowanus »

August 25, 2016

The artist will get space and materials at the Lower East Side Ecology Center's e-waste warehouse.

Park Slope, Windsor Terrace & Gowanus »

August 24, 2016

Mark Ravitz has been installing public art on his Seventh Avenue building since 1980.