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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.


 
Park Slope, Windsor Terrace & Gowanus »

May 27, 2016

Wolf down 5-cent hot dogs, skate the night away and snuggle with kitties this weekend in Brooklyn.

Park Slope, Windsor Terrace & Gowanus »

May 23, 2016

The nonprofit Spaceworks NYC rents the studios for about $400 to $800 a month inside 540 President St.

Park Slope, Windsor Terrace & Gowanus »

May 23, 2016

The public can comment on where to put a massive underground sewage tank until May 31.

Astoria & Long Island City »

May 23, 2016

Learn how to draw cartoons, watch "Galaxy Quest" outdoors and enjoy the works of poet Sonia Sanchez. 

Park Slope, Windsor Terrace & Gowanus »

May 20, 2016

Brooklyn will get 73 more docking stations this summer, DOT officials said Thursday night.

Park Slope, Windsor Terrace & Gowanus »

May 20, 2016

Other new businesses in Gowanus include a co-working space for journalists and a taco stand pop-up.

Fort Greene and DUMBO »

May 19, 2016

We've got a lot of experience in this field. 

Borough Park & Midwood »

May 19, 2016

The new signal at East Eighth Street and Caton Avenue is one of several local safety upgrades.