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 »

July 25, 2014

Uber Offers Free Lifts to Subway Riders During G Train Shutdown

A promo code is good for one free ride between the Nassau Avenue and Court Square stations.

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July 25, 2014

Beat the Summer Heat in Queens With These Icy Treats

Italian ices, Filipino halo-halo and Colombian cholados are among the borough's summer desserts.

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July 25, 2014

Waltz-Astoria Team Finds New Space for Music and Open Mic Nights

The Astoria performance venue will be hosting events at Tantra Lounge Sunday through Wednesday.

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July 24, 2014

Sunnyside Block Will Close for Costume Jazz Fest and Kids Craft Fair

Sunnyside Shines BID will hold it Summer Strolls on 46th Street this Saturday and on Aug. 2.

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July 24, 2014

Explore Newtown Creek by Bike This Weekend in Free Tour

Advocacy group Green Shores NYC is organizing the tour as part of its "Bridging the Creek" initiative.

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July 24, 2014

Lounge Around This Faux-Pool in Long Island City

The piece will be in the Crescent Street lot where a film and music fest will take place this summer.

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July 22, 2014

Scaffolding at Queensbridge Houses to Start Coming Down in 2016, NYCHA Says

Residents at the NYCHA development have complained that the sidewalk sheds block security cameras.

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July 22, 2014

90-Year-Old Man Robbed Outside Queens Supermarket, Police Say

Police say the suspect demanded the victim's PIN number and had him drive to two ATM locations.