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 »

August 28, 2014

Doe Fund Workers to Clean Stretch of 36th Ave. in Dutch Kills

City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer allocated $33,000 to bring the street cleaning program to 36th Avenue.

Astoria & Long Island City »

August 28, 2014

Police Investigate Death of Stray Cat

The cat found dead Sunday in Astoria, on 21st Avenue near 33rd Street, showed signs of animal cruelty.

Astoria & Long Island City »

August 27, 2014

LIC's Secret Theatre Looking to Raise $10K to Stay Afloat

Owner Richard Mazda says the funds will help stave off program cuts and worst case, closure.

Jackson Heights & Elmhurst »

August 27, 2014

Man Posing as Cabbie Tries to Sexually Assault Woman in Front of Her Kids

The suspect drove the woman and her kids from Inwood to Queens before trying to attack her, police said.

Astoria & Long Island City »

August 26, 2014

Good Samaritan Saves Man Who Jumped in East River for Ice Bucket Challenge

Artur Mierzejewski, 34, helped the man, who jumped in for the "ice bucket challenge."

Upper East Side & Roosevelt Island »

August 26, 2014

Jewish Couple Attacked in Possible Hate Crime on Upper East Side: Police

The husband and wife were on East 63rd Street when the suspects made anti-Jewish comments, police said.

South Bronx »

August 26, 2014

Armed Robbers Force Their Way Into Bronx Woman's Home, Police Say

The three suspects made off with cash and an iPad, police said.

South Bronx »

August 25, 2014

Daycare Provider Arrested in Death of 20-Month-Old Bronx Boy

Athena Skeeter is facing manslaughter charges in the death of toddler Cardell Williamson.