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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.


 
Downtown »

December 4, 2016

See a New York version of "The Nutcracker," read books in Spanish, or attend a tree lighting.

Park Slope, Windsor Terrace & Gowanus »

December 2, 2016

These homes all have operational or decorative fireplaces that add a special flair to their rooms.

Park Slope, Windsor Terrace & Gowanus »

December 2, 2016

The Brooklyn roaster will keep its Bergen Street location as Blue Bottle and Everyman Espresso opens.

Park Slope, Windsor Terrace & Gowanus »

December 2, 2016

The mashup of a cheeseburger and burrito will be served in Park Slope.

Midtown & Theater District »

December 2, 2016

Get gifts for everyone on your list at one of New York City's holiday markets.

Park Slope, Windsor Terrace & Gowanus »

December 1, 2016

Major crime has dropped 9 percent in the 78th Precinct this year, according to NYPD statistics.

Park Slope, Windsor Terrace & Gowanus »

December 1, 2016

Check out a book festival, do yoga to house music, or take a winter tour of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden.

Park Slope, Windsor Terrace & Gowanus »

November 30, 2016

Brooklyn comedian Jennifer Salzman is opening Salzy to host comedy showcases and music.