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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July 29, 2016

Some participating restaurants will serve $15 prix fixe lunch menus and $12 weekend brunch.

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July 29, 2016

Crime is down 13 percent in the 78th Precinct this year compared to 2015, according to NYPD statistics.

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July 28, 2016

Harry Potter midnight release parties, outdoor performances of Shakespeare and much more!

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July 28, 2016

Mivida Market is opening soon on Sixth Avenue and Blitz Facial Bar is coming to Fifth Avenue.

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July 27, 2016

Bookstores citywide are hosting parties to celebrate "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child."

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July 27, 2016

The owners of a Queens tapas bar are opening Los Nopales on Fifth Avenue and Berkeley Place.

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July 27, 2016

The bar will close this Friday, the owners announced in an email.

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July 26, 2016

Arbie Development is planning an eight-story condo building on Fourth Avenue and Butler Street.