Stephen Nessen

Reporter, WNYC News

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:

At Long (Long!) Last, Stories From Your Second Avenue Subway Commute

Tuesday, January 03, 2017

The first phase of the new Second Avenue subway line is finally up and running. WNYC's Stephen Nessen reports on the opening of the new line and the first week of operation.

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New York's Long-Awaited Second Avenue Subway Finally Leaves The Station

Monday, January 02, 2017

For nearly a century, a subway line along Second Avenue on the east side, had eluded New Yorkers, but on New Year's Day three new stations opened to the public.

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See Inside: The 2nd Avenue Subway Opens to All

Sunday, January 01, 2017

Three new subway stops on Second Ave. were christened with a party Saturday and officially opened Sunday.

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A Brief History of the Second Avenue Subway Line

Friday, December 30, 2016

This Sunday, three new subway stations will open along Second Avenue. It's the first expansion of the city's system system in half a century. What took so long?

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How Cold Is It? Not Cold Enough to Stop Manhattan Mosquitoes

Friday, December 16, 2016

When the weather turns cold, mosquitoes appear nightly in apartments on the Upper West Side. Experts don't know where they're coming from. And the problem is spreading.

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The MTA's Proposed $3 Subway Ride Comes Under Fire

Friday, December 09, 2016

The MTA is holding public hearings over proposed fare hikes. One option would raise single fares and lower the bonus, the other would keep the cost of a single ride and raise the bonus.

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Trump's Inauguration Unlikely to Improve Sidewalk Barricades and Traffic Gridlock

Tuesday, December 06, 2016

The president-elect may frequently return even after he moves to the White House. What does that mean for traffic? According to one cabbie, "we have to suffer for at least four years."

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Black Friday is Also Cat Friday

Friday, November 25, 2016

Many stores had lines of bargain hunters stretching down the block the day after Thanksgiving. So did a pet shelter on the Upper East Side which waived adoption fees for its cats.

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Beefed Up Security at Trump Tower Will Stay Until Inauguration Day

Friday, November 18, 2016

The city is calling security at Trump Tower an unprecedented challenge. There's never been a president-elect who planned a transition from Midtown before.

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Transition Meetings Create Traffic Nightmare Near Trump Tower

Thursday, November 17, 2016

As President-elect Donald Trump's transition team meets in Manhattan, additional security and gawking tourists are causing a traffic nightmare outside Trump Tower.

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Staten Islanders on Voting for Trump, Living in Clinton Country

Thursday, November 10, 2016

The only borough where Donald Trump won a majority of votes was in Staten Island. We talked to residents about how they'll mend the political rift with their neighbors.

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Episode 8: Where Are We Now?

Thursday, November 10, 2016

WNYC and The Nation take the temperature of a country soon to be under the leadership of Donald J. Trump.

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Cheer and Loathing in Times Square: New Yorkers React to Trump Win

Wednesday, November 09, 2016

In the center of a blue city, some argued, some cheered and some nearly vomited in reaction to the election of Donald J. Trump as the 45th president.

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Is Public Housing Prepared for the Next Sandy?

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

When Sandy hit four years ago, it exposed how susceptible public housing was to coastal storms. Now, NYCHA is starting to spend its $3 billion FEMA grant on upgrades.

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NJ Transit, Facing Critical Challenges, Taps Insider to Lead Agency

Thursday, October 13, 2016

After not meeting publicly for four months, the board of NJ Transit finally convened — and appointed an agency veteran to try to turn the ship around.

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MTA Pulls Subway Ad Featuring Woman's Head in Plastic Bag

Friday, October 07, 2016

No surprise, this ad is raising hackles. 

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A Week After Hoboken Train Crash, Commuters Vent

Thursday, October 06, 2016

Sucks. Stinks. Miserable. Those are just a few reactions from NJ Transit commuters.

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Haitians in Brooklyn Anxiously Follow Hurricane Matthew's Path

Tuesday, October 04, 2016

As Hurricane Matthew wreaks havoc in Haiti, ex-pats in Brooklyn try reaching family and friends on the island.

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Commuter Train Crash Injures More Than 100 In Hoboken, N.J.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

A commuter train crashed at the Hoboken station in New Jersey on Thursday just across the Hudson River from Manhattan.

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New Jersey Train Crash Kills at Least One, Leaves 100 Wounded

Thursday, September 29, 2016

A devastating train accident took place during the morning rush hour commute in the city of Hoboken, New Jersey on Thursday.

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