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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.


 
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April 28, 2016

Major crimes have dropped 24.9 percent in the 78th Precinct this year, according to NYPD statistics.

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April 28, 2016

See cyclists compete in Red Hook, take a tree care workshop or get bookish at Independent Bookstore Day.

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April 27, 2016

The warehouse will be used for sorting donations to be sold in Salvation Army thrift stores.

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April 26, 2016

The remaining residents, all over the age of 90, have been ordered to leave by May 23.

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April 25, 2016

Clarence Jones was apprehended Monday, the NYPD said.

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April 25, 2016

The building, on Fourth Avenue between 17th and 18th streets, will be demolished soon, records show.

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April 25, 2016

A fixed bridge would scuttle plans to use barges to remove sludge during the canal's Superfund cleanup.

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April 25, 2016

Cyclist James Gregg was killed in a crash with a tractor-trailer on a street that's not a truck route.