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.

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November 25, 2014

Local Comics Bring Comedy Shows to Sunnyside

Stand-up shows will be held three times a month at local venues The Dog and Duck and Marlene Tavern.

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November 24, 2014

Hunters Point Gets Its Second Grocery Store

The new market opened at 50-01 2nd Street on Nov. 14.

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November 24, 2014

Volunteers Pack 231,000 Pounds of Food to Feed the Hungry

City Harvest's "Repackathon" readies the organization's food donations before the busy holiday season.

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November 20, 2014

Bareburger Team Taking Over Former Athens Cafe Space

The owners of the burger chain have plans for the prominent 30th Avenue site.

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November 19, 2014

Police Release Photo of Suspect in Robbery of 81-Year-Old Man

Police say two men robbed William Eichhorn after he took money out of an ATM on Queens Boulevard.

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November 17, 2014

Make Your Own Six-Pack at New Hunters Point Beer Shop

Beer Closet lets customers customize their six packs from a selection of 200 different brews.

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November 14, 2014

Astoria Cove to Include More Affordable Units, Ferry Dock: Officials

Affordable housing was increased from 20 to 27 percent.

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November 12, 2014

Learn to Crochet and Catch a Comedy Show at New Astoria Venue

Q.E.D.-A Place to Show & Tell is billing itself as "after-school for grown-ups."