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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 »

April 21, 2015

Dozens of Zoned Students Waitlisted at P.S. 78 in Hunters Point

Parents worry public school seats aren't keeping up with the growing neighborhood.

Astoria & Long Island City »

April 20, 2015

Landmarks to Hold Public Hearing on Long Island City Clock Tower Building

The public can weigh in on whether the former Bank of Manhattan building in Queens should be landmarked.

Astoria & Long Island City »

April 20, 2015

Antique LIC Payphone Will Record Your Thoughts on Public Art

A vintage phone booth is cropping up Long Island City to record your thoughts about public art.

Astoria & Long Island City »

April 20, 2015

Pizza Art Takes a Slice Out of Astoria Sidewalk

A hungry artist turned a piece of Astoria sidewalk into a slice of pepperoni pizza.

Astoria & Long Island City »

April 17, 2015

Exhibit Looks Back on Decades of Art at City's 'Creative Reuse' Center

Materials for the Arts has been equipping the city's nonprofits with free art supplies since 1978.

Astoria & Long Island City »

April 16, 2015

Another Dog Run Set to Open in Pet-Friendly Hunters Point, Official Says

The dog run will open this summer between 5th Street and Center Boulevard, off 46th Road.

Astoria & Long Island City »

April 14, 2015

Sunnyside's 'Rainbow Park' Reopens After $2M Overhaul

Parents say the old playground was prone to puddles and didn't have enough swings for older kids.

Astoria & Long Island City »

April 13, 2015

Parents Would Need Doctor's Note to Skip Vaccinations Under Proposed Law

Sen. Michael Gianaris aims to educate parents about the health benefits of vaccine, he said.