Jeanmarie Evelly

Reporter/Producer @jeanmarieevelly jevelly@dnainfo.com

Jeanmarie Evelly is a Reporter/Producer at DNAinfo.com New York covering Astoria and Long Island City.

She spent several years reporting for community newspapers in the Bronx, including the nonprofit Bronx News Network and the award-winning Norwood News.

She is a former contributing editor at City Limits magazine, where she covered the criminal justice system, winning a Prevention for a Safer Society (PASS) Award from the National Council on Crime and Delinquency for a story she wrote about chronic homelessness among ex-inmates in New York City.

She holds a B.A. in English from SUNY New Paltz and a master’s degree from the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. She lives in Astoria, Queens.

 

Fun fact: Though she now works with words for a living, Jeanmarie lost her fifth-grade spelling bee after getting the word "lamppost" wrong. To this day, the word still gives her pause.

Astoria & Long Island City »

July 31, 2014

Crosswalks Coming to Center Boulevard After Calls for Increased Safety

The crosswalks will be at 48th and 49th Avenue near P.S./I.S. 78, where stop signs were recently added.

Astoria & Long Island City »

July 30, 2014

Take a Seat Under the 7 Train in Sunnyside's New Public Plaza

The area under the 46th St. station is now Bliss Plaza, a sitting area with tables, chairs and planters.

Astoria & Long Island City »

July 29, 2014

Doe Fund Workers to Clean More Streets in Long Island City

City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer is allocating $133,000 to bring more cleaners to his district.

Astoria & Long Island City »

July 29, 2014

Here's How Queens Artists Can Get Up to $5K for Their Projects

The Queens Council on the Arts will be accepting applications for its Queens Arts Fund through Oct. 9.

Astoria & Long Island City »

July 29, 2014

M. Wells Dinette Hosting Pig Roasts and Petanque Parties This Summer

The foodie haven holds the feasts and tournaments in the courtyard at MoMA PS1 every Sunday.

Astoria & Long Island City »

July 25, 2014

Uber Offers Free Lifts to Subway Riders During G Train Shutdown

A promo code is good for one free ride between the Nassau Avenue and Court Square stations.

Astoria & Long Island City »

July 25, 2014

Beat the Summer Heat in Queens With These Icy Treats

Italian ices, Filipino halo-halo and Colombian cholados are among the borough's summer desserts.

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July 25, 2014

Waltz-Astoria Team Finds New Space for Music and Open Mic Nights

The Astoria performance venue will be hosting events at Tantra Lounge Sunday through Wednesday.