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 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 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. Follow him @stephen_nessen
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Tuesday, June 18, 2013
This summer the beaches in the Rockaways may be more crowded than in past years. That's because there is less beach to bask on: Sandy made it a lot narrower. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will start to replace that lost sand, making the most expensive beach in America even more costly.
Monday, June 17, 2013
The city council approved a 32-story, mixed-use apartment building and cultural center known as BAM South on Monday.
Saturday, June 15, 2013
Friday, June 14, 2013
The city's goal of responding to serious medical emergencies in 10 minutes or less 90 percent of the time is close to success — but isn't there yet, according to a report released Friday by the Independent Budget Office.
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
New Yorkers have mixed reactions to the Obama administration's decision to will reverse course and comply with a New York judge's order to allow girls of any age to buy emergency contraception without prescriptions.
Friday, June 07, 2013
New York City Fire Commissioner Sal Cassano says human error is behind a delay in getting an ambulance to the scene of a car accident that resulted in the death of a 4-year-old girl on the Upper West Side earlier this week.
Wednesday, June 05, 2013
There will be no R train service between Brooklyn and Manhattan for at least a year starting in August as the MTA shuts down a key tunnel to repair damage sustained during Sandy, officials say.
Monday, June 03, 2013
Many Turkish ex-pats in New York City woke up Monday to news of further protests and unrest in their home country.
Friday, May 31, 2013
The city's new 911 system was again disrupted overnight when some work stations went off-line in what is the the fourth computer glitch since new software was installed Wednesday, officials said.
Thursday, May 30, 2013
New York City rolled out a new 911 emergency call system on Wednesday, but a glitch took several computers offline for 12 minutes — leaving some operators at the city's main call center in Brooklyn to write notes by hand.
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Cooper Union's graduating class used Wednesday's ceremony to display their disapproval for the school's plan to begin charging tuition in 2014, for the first time in its history. Many students, including the student speaker, refused to shake hands with President Jamshed Bharucha when receiving their diplomas on stage.
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
The Red Cross has raked in $303 million in donations since Sandy struck the region last October, but the organization has only spent two-thirds of that, leaving $111 million in its coffers.
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
New York's highest court is hearing arguments Tuesday about whether Starbucks baristas must share their tips with shift supervisors and assistant managers.
Friday, May 24, 2013
The city's beaches officially open Saturday. But in many areas ravaged by Sandy, like in the Rockaways, the beaches are still a work in progress.
"Ideally, we would hope there would be a lot of people on the beach," said Rockaway resident Monica Lynch. "I don't know if that is ...
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Anthony Weiner's run for a renaissance is officially on.
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
The NYPD’s practice of leaving wallets, cash and bags in plain sight and arresting those who pick them up promotes immoral behavior, according to an ethicist.
Friday, May 17, 2013
The NYPD's latest plan for security measures at the World Trade Center site are out and open for public comment. The proposal would ring the 16-acre World Trade Center site with various security measures.
Friday, May 17, 2013
A 21-year-old Hofstra junior and a masked robber were shot dead Friday morning in what authorities described as a police-involved shooting.
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Some Brooklyn constituents say they are unfazed by the scathing ethics report that described in lurid detail how Assemblyman Vito Lopez allegedly sexually harassed female staffers – and they are standing by him.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
The indictment against an NYPD officer who shot and killed a Bronx teen last year was thrown out today.