Jeanmarie Evelly

Reporter/Producer @jeanmarieevelly

Jeanmarie Evelly is a Reporter/Producer at 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.

South Bronx »

September 18, 2014

VIDEO: Gunman Shoots Up Bronx Street in Broad Daylight, Police Say

Police are looking for three suspects who assaulted two victims, shooting one of them in the leg.

Astoria & Long Island City »

September 16, 2014

Taste Duck Bacon and Goat Burgers at Bareburger's New LIC Location

The growing burger chain will open on Vernon Boulevard early next year.

Astoria & Long Island City »

September 16, 2014

'East River Skyway' Seeks to Connect LIC, Brooklyn and Manhattan With Trams

Dan Levy of real estate site CityRealty wants to use trams to connect Brooklyn, Queens and Manhattan.

Astoria & Long Island City »

September 15, 2014

Taste Chocolate Stout Bacon Cheesecake at Astoria Restaurant Week

Astoria Restaurant Week will run from Sept. 19 to 28, with a special tasting event on Tuesday.

Astoria & Long Island City »

September 12, 2014

Drink $2 Local Brews at LIC's Flea's New Beer Garden This Weekend

The flea market will serve beers from local breweries, including SingleCut and Rockaway Brewing Company.

Astoria & Long Island City »

September 11, 2014

DOT Plans Pedestrian-Friendly Changes for Area South of Queens Plaza

Changes include adding pedestrian islands and extending sidewalks in some locations.

Astoria & Long Island City »

September 10, 2014

Sample a 5-Course Tomato Meal for Charity at Alobar Festival

Tomato Fest will feature five tomato-centric courses, with some of the proceeds going to charity.

Maspeth, Middle Village & Ridgewood »

September 10, 2014

Assembly Incumbent Margaret Markey Beats Primary Challenger in Queens

Markey beat out Queens Community Board 5 challenger Dmytro Fedkowskyj in the 30th Assembly District.