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 23, 2014

Gourmet Food Store Planned for Hunters Point Building

The market is one of several retail tenants slated to open in Gantry Park Landing, at 2-14 50th Ave.

Astoria & Long Island City »

April 23, 2014

Volunteers Plant New Trees in Astoria Park on Earth Day

The plantings are also designed to enrich the Five Boro Bike Tour, which uses the park as a main stop.

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April 22, 2014

Mexico Blvd. Food Truck Owners to Open Restaurant in Astoria

The as-yet-unnamed restaurant will serve an expanded tacos menu and other Mexico City-style eats.

Astoria & Long Island City »

April 22, 2014

Ravenswood Houses Getting $4M Lighting Upgrade to Boost Security

The NYCHA complex will get new lights in its parking lots, walkways, building entrances and play areas.

Astoria & Long Island City »

April 21, 2014

Woodside Luxury Tower Fully Rented Weeks After Opening

Apartments at Icon52, at 5205 Queens Blvd., cost 50 percent more than average rents in the neighborhood.

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April 19, 2014

Queens Bar Whips Up Stoner-Inspired Menu for 4/20 'Munchathon'

Snowdonia's Sunday menu will include stoner-friendly eats, like a mac-and-cheese burger.

Astoria & Long Island City »

April 18, 2014

Suspect in Custody After Trying to Rob Astoria Laundromat, NYPD Says

Police arrested a 33-year-old man for the gunpoint robbery, which took place early Friday.

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April 17, 2014

MTA Ad for 7 Train Shutdowns Touts LIC as 'Best Kept Secret'

The ad will be displayed on posters and digital screens in the subway system, an MTA spokesman said.