Stephen Nessen reports for the WNYC Newsroom and can often be heard live on Morning Edition.
Since 2008, his work at WNYC has varied from chronicling the transformation of the World Trade Center through photos and radio stories, to profiling the city’s most unique characters, like a tabloid crime photographer, Mohawk Ironworker and Cuban Salsa legend Arsenio Rodriguez. He spent a year reporting on the oldest family in one of the city’s oldest public housing projects for a four part series. During Hurricane Sandy, he reported extensively in Brooklyn and Queens and continues to report on recovery in the Rockaways. His stories are often featured on NPR, and his photos have been the subject of a Yahoo television show.
Stephen Nessen appears in the following:
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
When it comes to library books, NYC's 's bitter rival is Washington State's King County Library System. We've got a front row seat in this year's competition.
Monday, October 20, 2014
The Governor announced a design competition to improve LaGuardia and JFK Airports — and how we get to them.
Friday, October 17, 2014
In New York City, health officials are scrambling to reassure a jittery public that the city is prepared to deal with a potential case of Ebola. But out on the streets, the fear is real.
Thursday, October 16, 2014
If you want to see what the city would look like if we packed up and left today, there’s no better place than North Brother Island.
Sunday, October 12, 2014
Current predictions find the New York City of 2050 will have more frequent heavy rainstorms, which means in a city with an aging sewer system, it's going to be messy.
Tuesday, October 07, 2014
Long-neglected neighborhood parks in all five boroughs are slated for major upgrades.
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Iraq's Prime Minister said Thursday that ISIS is plotting to launch attacks against subways in the United States, but New York officials said there is no credible threat.
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Demonstrators marked the start of the Metropolitan Opera's season on Monday evening by protesting the planned production of The Death of Klinghoffer.
Monday, September 22, 2014
On the heels of Sunday's peaceful march for climate change, activists staged a sit-in near Wall Street Monday, blocking traffic on Broadway all afternoon.
Monday, September 22, 2014
It started with a moment of silence. Then came the cheering and chanting of demonstrators from around the world, looking for a way out of a climate crisis. This is what they had to say.
Friday, September 19, 2014
There's a flurry of preparation underway for the People's Climate March on Sunday, and at the center of it is a warehouse in Bushwick.
Thursday, September 18, 2014
Cab drivers will soon be required to post a sticker on their windshields reminding them to watch for pedestrians in crosswalks.
Thursday, September 11, 2014
It's the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks and many are making their annual journey to Ground Zero — but this year's commemoration is a little different.
Friday, September 05, 2014
Nearly two years after Sandy, five buildings at the Coney Island Houses have been approved for $108 million in FEMA funds.
Thursday, September 04, 2014
They were part of a nationwide day of protests calling for an increase in wages to $15 an hour and the right to unionize.
Wednesday, September 03, 2014
The mayor and city council speaker are offering a full-throated endorsement of Kathy Hochul for lieutenant governor, a candidate they're calling a "true progressive."
Tuesday, September 02, 2014
Speed cameras are "a wake-up call" to change bad behavior, says Mayor Bill de Blasio. And now more of them will be coming to school zones across the city.
Monday, September 01, 2014
Few people survive fiery plane crashes in rural areas of developing countries. Meditation expert Alan Lokos and his wife Susanna are part of that exclusive group.
Friday, August 29, 2014
The city's Build it Back program is expected to meet its self-imposed deadline of writing 500 reimbursement checks and beginning construction on 500 Sandy-damaged homes by Labor Day.
Monday, August 25, 2014
Mayor Bill de Blasio is holding himself and Police Commissioner Bill Bratton responsible for the second breach of security on the Brooklyn Bridge this summer.