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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:

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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Ahead of Debate, Understanding Change on Long Island

Monday, September 26, 2016

Long Island, the sprawling suburb of nearly 8 million people, is undergoing significant demographic changes that have many residents on edge.

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Businesses on 23rd Street Hurting After Bomb Blast

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Traffic is flowing and many businesses are open for the first time since Saturday night's explosion in Chelsea, but many are suffering from 3 days without customers.

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Police Commissioner Bratton Retires to Hum of Bagpipes

Friday, September 16, 2016

Bill Bratton retired from public service today following a three-year stint as New York Police Commissioner, his second time serving as NYPD head.

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Music, Spies And Exact Change: The Strange History Of Electronic Tolls

Thursday, September 15, 2016

The surprising history of electronic toll collection can be traced back to the theremin and a Russian spy program. It's still in use, even as tollbooths are being eliminated.

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Do Young People Care About Trump and Clinton's Age?

Monday, September 12, 2016

If Clinton wins the election at age 69, she'll be eight months younger than Ronald Reagan when he was elected. Donald Trump will be 70. Does anyone care?

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How Skyscrapers Have Changed Since September 11th

Monday, September 12, 2016

When two planes crashed into the Twin Towers, architects knew skyscraper design would never be the same.

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Bouncing Back in the Catskills, 5 Years After Irene

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Towns like Margaretville and Phoenicia were devastated by Irene but have rebounded well.

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