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 »

January 30, 2015

Pol Wants to Build Eco Dock to Connect Residents to Astoria Waterfront

The eco dock could be used for kayaks and educational programs, Costa Constatinides said.

Astoria & Long Island City »

January 30, 2015

11-Year-Old Girl Stops Thief from Stealing Her Cellphone on Walk to School

Police say the suspect tried to grab the girl's phone near Ditmars Boulevard and 28th Street.

Midtown & Theater District »

January 29, 2015

Light Snow Expected Thursday Night, Cold Temps in Store This Weekend

An inch or two of snow is in the forecast for Thursday night, according to the National Weather Service.

Astoria & Long Island City »

January 29, 2015

Construction to Start Soon on Delayed Hunters Point Library Branch

Officials announced the start of the project, at Center Boulevard and 48th Avenue, Thursday morning.

Astoria & Long Island City »

January 29, 2015

Owner of LIC's Waterfront Crabhouse and 'Legend' in Boxing Community Dies

Tony Mazzarella opened the popular seafood eatery in the late 1970s.

Astoria & Long Island City »

January 28, 2015

Your Art Can Be Displayed in Court Square Park in $10K Contest

The Parks Department will accept proposals for the Clare Weiss Emerging Artist Award until March 22.

Astoria & Long Island City »

January 28, 2015

Queens Assemblywoman Catherine Nolan Vying to Be First Female Speaker

Nolan announced her candidacy Wednesday, looking to replace Sheldon Silver, who was arrested last week.

Astoria & Long Island City »

January 28, 2015

Astoria Children's Store to End Retail Sales, Reopen as Education Center

Raising Astoria will close its store and consignment shop to expand its classes for parents and kids.