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 26, 2016

Police say the woman swiped the purse after the victim left it on a table on July 11.

Astoria & Long Island City »

July 25, 2016

Seventy percent of homes purchased this quarter were two or three-bedroom units, a report found.

Astoria & Long Island City »

July 25, 2016

The suspect assaulted the two victims within a span of three minutes on July 21, police said.

Astoria & Long Island City »

July 25, 2016

"You couldn't pry her away from this park," Elizabeth McQueen's grandson said of the late park leader.

Astoria & Long Island City »

July 25, 2016

The Aurora has 123 luxury apartments on the top floors of a new 30-story Courtyard by Marriott hotel.

Astoria & Long Island City »

July 25, 2016

Local eateries say the game has been a "business booster," with some offering perks to players.

Washington Heights & Inwood »

July 24, 2016

Check out everything from swimming to a beer tasting to live music.

Midtown & Theater District »

July 21, 2016

Ted Cruz won't endorse Donald Trump, and a speech writers takes the blame for Melania's plagiarism.