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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:

What's Next for Miracle Overdose Prevention Drug, at Twice the Cost?

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

After New York committed $5 million dollars to equip police officers with naloxone, the sole company that produces it doubled the price.

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Former NYPD Detective from Staten Island Joins March in Washington

Sunday, December 14, 2014

One of the thousands rallying in the capital Saturday, was a former NYPD detective from Staten Island who knows about racism firsthand.

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Protesters Take to The Streets in DC, NYC

Saturday, December 13, 2014

From Washington Square to Washington D.C., thousands are marching to demand justice; many are calling for the prosecution of the policeman involved in the death of Eric Garner.

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From NYC to DC, Garner Protesters Prepare for Saturday Rallies

Friday, December 12, 2014

After a week of daily demonstrations, there's a nation-wide protest Saturday. 

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Bratton Says No Mass Arrests for Nightly Garner Protesters

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

As protests continue in the wake of a Staten Island grand jury decision in the Eric Garner case, Police Commissioner Bill Bratton says there won't be mass arrests.

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At Funeral for Akai Gurley, Emotional Calls for Justice

Saturday, December 06, 2014

The funeral was sparsely attended, but those who did turn out spoke forcefully about long overdue reforms at the NYPD.

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Mourners Decry Police Shooting Of Akai Gurley In Brooklyn

Saturday, December 06, 2014

Akai Gurley was an unarmed black man killed by a police officer last month. Many of those who attended his wake in Brooklyn Friday night see his killing as fitting into a pattern of police conduct.

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Like Michael Brown And Eric Garner, Akai Gurley's Death Inspires Anger

Friday, December 05, 2014

Akai Gurley was killed in a darkened stairway by a rookie cop who said his gun discharged accidentally. A grand jury is expected to consider charges against the officer.

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Body Cameras Come to Three NYC Precincts

Friday, December 05, 2014

We hear from two police departments that already have body cameras, including how the camera programs address police and community relations in Arizona and Texas departments.

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Former Civil Rights Leader Debates Students on Garner Protests

Thursday, December 04, 2014

Many of the protesters who've taken to the streets over the death of Eric Garner have been students. And not all agree the protests are helpful.

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Mayor Credits Crime Drop to Better Police and Community Relations

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Homicides are at historic lows and last August was the safest month in two decades. The mayor called the crime numbers "extraordinary" and "proof of real progress."

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NYPD Calls Shooting Death of Unarmed Man 'Unfortunate Tragedy'

Friday, November 21, 2014

Police Commissioner Bill Bratton said the shooting of an unarmed man in an East New York Housing complex Thursday night was likely an accident.

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Obama's Speech Leaves Immigrants Cheering and Yearning

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Obama defended the legality of his actions and challenged the GOP to focus their actions on approving long-stalled legislation to take its place.

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Huge Dazzling Billboard Fights For Attention In Times Square

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

In a city of superlatives, New York City now has another notch in its belt — the largest billboard. It's hard to get anyone's attention in Times Square, but one billboard a city block long might just be able to do it.

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A Guide to NYC's New Pot Policy

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Sure a citation is better than being cuffed, but possession of a "controlled substance" still comes with penalties.    

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NBA Commissioner Calls For Legalization Of Sports Gambling

Friday, November 14, 2014

Sports gambling is widely popular but, outside of Nevada, it's illegal and done largely in the shadows. Now, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver has written an op-ed in The New York Times calling for its legalization. Sportswriter Stefan Fatsis talks to Audie Cornish about that and other things NBA.

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In An Era Of Robots, Why Do Window Washers Still Climb Skyscrapers?

Friday, November 14, 2014

After two window washers had a harrowing experience at the new World Trade Center, Stephen Nessen, from member station WNYC, looks at why window washing is still almost always done by human hands.

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A Modern John Henry Case: Window Cleaning Robots vs. Humans

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Skyscraper window cleaning seems like a dangerous job, so why in a world with drones and self-driving cars is window washing still done by hand?

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Window Washers Rescued from Dangling Scaffold at WTC

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

The fire department said the workers were tethered and communicating with rescuers during their ordeal.

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Bronx Honors New Yorker Edgar Allan Poe on Halloween

Friday, October 31, 2014

Edgar Allan Poe , the godfather of Gothic horror, spent his last years in a farmhouse in the Bronx where he wrote "Annabelle Lee," "The Bells" and "The Cask of Amontillado." 

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