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 »

August 26, 2016

Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer said neither he or other community leaders were notified of the use.

Astoria & Long Island City »

August 26, 2016

The suspects stole $800 and a suitcase full of marijuana before fleeing, an NYPD source said.

Upper West Side & Morningside Heights »

August 26, 2016

Advice on how to best increase your chances of getting your landlord to hand back your deposit.

Astoria & Long Island City »

August 26, 2016

"I feel a lot of fear," the 28-year-old victim said.

Astoria & Long Island City »

August 26, 2016

The railroad company hasn't raised the rent for land along a track trellis for roughly 70 years.

Astoria & Long Island City »

August 25, 2016

Catch a Biz Markie show or take a walking tour through Steinway Village.

New York City »

August 25, 2016

DNAinfo.com New York assembled a handy guide of some of the top unpretentious rooftop bars in the city.

Astoria & Long Island City »

August 24, 2016

The rescue group Friends With Four Paws are looking to find homes for the rescued pooches.