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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:

FLONYC on the Nexus of Poverty, Crime and Mental Illness

Friday, March 27, 2015

Chirlane McCray spoke at a forum on Thursday on mental health, poverty and criminal justice. WNYC's Brigid Bergin & Cindy Rodriguez talk about the first lady's related work and role.

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At Least 12 Injured in 'Gas-Related' Explosion and Fire on 2nd Avenue

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Firefighters expected to be on site all night at the scene of an explosion and fire that tore through 4 buildings on 2nd Avenue near East 7th Street. 

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Starbucks to Deliver Coffee at Empire State Building

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Finding a Starbucks in Midtown is no one's idea of a problem that needs solving, but the company is planning to launch a delivery service at the Empire State Building.

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Cleaning Up More Than 100 Years of Spilled Oil in New Jersey

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Between the Bayway and Bayonne refineries, 600 different contaminants have been found in the soil. But ExxonMobil might just pave over the marshes and walk away.

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Remembering Malcolm X: Rare Interviews and Audio

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

WNYC presents a rare interview with Malcolm X conducted by reporter Eleanor Fischer in 1961 when Malcolm X was still an active spokesman for Elijah Muhammad and the Nation of Islam.

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Woes at NYPD, But Plenty of New Officer Applicants

Thursday, January 29, 2015

With ongoing protests over the death of Eric Garner and discontent between police and city hall, the NYPD has had a rough start to the year. So who wants to be an officer these days?

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Without Subway Service, One Family Treks Through Brooklyn

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Left stranded in downtown Brooklyn Monday night, the Rosa family walked more than six miles home to East New York--with their 5-year-old bundled in a shopping cart.

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The Fight Over a Floating Buoy 20 Miles Out in the Ocean

Friday, January 09, 2015

A proposal to pump liquified natural gas into our region from an offshore port gives environmentalists and union members a chance to show who has more moxie.

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From One Governor to Another, an Emotional Eulogy

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

Former Governor Mario Cuomo was remembered by his son, Governor Andrew Cuomo, as a mentor, a progressive Catholic and a fierce basketball opponent, among many things.

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Hundreds Brave Cold to Attend Wake for Mario Cuomo

Monday, January 05, 2015

Many waited for more than an hour in frigid temperatures to pay their respects to the former Governor.

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Funeral For Slain Officer Blended NYPD And Chinese Traditions

Monday, January 05, 2015

Officer Wenjian Liu's funeral reflected the ethnic diversity of the NYPD. The rites were overshadowed by another show of disrespect for the mayor by some officers. Liu's partner was also killed.

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At Officer Wenjian Liu's Funeral, Chinese-Americans Show Pride and Concern

Sunday, January 04, 2015

About 60 Chinese-Americans, who rode buses into Brooklyn from New Jersey, were among the many thousands paying respects to the slain officer Sunday.

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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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