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:
Friday, October 02, 2015
New Jersey quarterback Evan Murray was the third high school football player to die this year. While mourning his death, parents aren't blaming the game.
Friday, September 25, 2015
Pope Francis met with first responders and victims' families at the 9/11 Memorial and Museum in Lower Manhattan this morning on his historic visit to New York City.
Monday, September 21, 2015
Monday's opening night of the Metropolitan Opera brought the traditional red carpet, gussied-up celebrity guests and a parade of arriving singers.
Thursday, September 17, 2015
A special task force, newly created by Mayor Bill de Blasio, is seeking to strike a balance with pedestrian traffic at Times Square.
Thursday, September 17, 2015
Pope Francis will be following a well-trod papal trail in New York City. But he'll also be straying off the beaten path.
Friday, September 11, 2015
With Vice President Biden at his side, Gov. Cuomo announced a plan to raise his state's minimum wage to $15 an hour. New York could become the first state to raise the minimum wage for everyone.
Thursday, September 10, 2015
Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he will support raising the minimum wage for all workers across New York state — not just those in fast food — to $15 an hour.
Friday, September 04, 2015
This year, One World Trade Center opened and Greenwich Street was restored. WNYC spoke with three people who work in Lower Manhattan about living in a post-9/11 world.
Tuesday, September 01, 2015
This year is unusual: Memorial Day came as early as it can and Labor Day will arrive as late as the calendar allows, making for a 15-week-long summer. What to do with all that time?
Monday, August 31, 2015
It's not yet Labor Day, but many of New York City's charter schools are already open. Chancellor Fariña is pledging more cooperation with all charter schools in the coming year.
Saturday, August 29, 2015
In a week's worth of stories on Donald Trump, we tried to avoid the circus and, instead, tell you about the GOP presidential candidate and his ties to New York City.
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
WNYC's Janet Babin and Stephen Nessen look at Donald Trump: the real estate mogul, the brand, and the son of Fred Trump.
Monday, August 24, 2015
Donald Trump inherited a lot from his father: political connections, real estate expertise and a tidy nest egg. But his embrace of the spotlight didn't come from Fred Trump's playbook.
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
While city officials have backed down from restricting the number of Uber drivers in the city for now, many outer-borough residents continue clamoring for access to Uber.
Friday, July 17, 2015
The block has become a magnet for protests and memorials — but relations with the police have hardly improved.
Friday, July 10, 2015
Lower Manhattan will swirl with confetti as thousands attend a parade celebrating the win by U.S. women's soccer team at the Women's World Cup.
Thursday, July 09, 2015
As a growing number of Latinos turn from Catholicism to Evangelicalism — or no religion — can the pope from Latin America turn the tide?
Monday, July 06, 2015
Now that cars are out, park-goers are looking for the city to crack down on a new bogeyman: cyclists.
Thursday, July 02, 2015
At today's NYPD graduation ceremony, recent graduates took off their hats and showed WNYC what was inside.
Wednesday, July 01, 2015
While Greece's financial future remains fluid, one thing is clear: the largest overseas Greek community in Astoria, Queens, is worried.