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 »

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.

Astoria & Long Island City »

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.

Astoria & Long Island City »

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.

Astoria & Long Island City »

November 14, 2014

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

Affordable housing was increased from 20 to 27 percent.

Astoria & Long Island City »

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."

Astoria & Long Island City »

November 11, 2014

MAP: Thousands of New Apartments Coming to Queens Plaza and Court Square

The area will see an influx of amenity-packed new apartments in the next several years.

Astoria & Long Island City »

November 7, 2014

Party at the Site Where $500-a-Month Apartments Are Rising in Hunters Point

Prospective tenants have until Dec. 15 to apply for the 924 affordable units at the Queens development.

Downtown »

November 5, 2014

Benjamin Tucker Appointed NYPD's First Deputy Commish After Banks Bows Out

Tucker, the NYPD's deputy commissioner of training, once served in the Obama administration.