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.

Upper West Side & Morningside Heights »

March 26, 2017

Meet a prolific biographer, discuss the future of public schools or fight NYC's cabaret license law.

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March 24, 2017

Gowanus saw a 22 percent decrease in rent-stabilized housing units between 2007 and 2014, advocates say.

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March 23, 2017

Learn to line dance, stock up on vegan treats or attend a Wikipedia edit-a-thon.

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March 22, 2017

The EPA is scheduled to start dredging toxic sludge out of the canal in 2018, but cuts could delay that.

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March 21, 2017

The building overlooks the Gowanus Canal and amenities include a yoga room and kids room.

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March 21, 2017

The Prospect Park Alliance will give preference to vendors who use eco-friendly equipment.

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March 20, 2017

Average rent for a one-bedroom in Park Slope was $2,542 last month, according to real estate firm MNS.

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March 17, 2017

The parade, which kicks off Sunday, features traditional Irish dancers, bagpipers and marching bands.