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:
Monday, April 13, 2015
The Stage Restaurant at 128 2nd Avenue has been ordered to leave the premises by April 30 for being cited for an illegal gas line.
Wednesday, April 08, 2015
Before the sun rises in Canarsie, Brooklyn, a backhoe is already filling trailers with piping hot asphalt.
Wednesday, April 01, 2015
The city found unauthorized work being done on gas lines.
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Nicholas Figueroa, 23, was one of two people killed in the East Village following a suspected gas explosion. His mother remembers her son having an eerie premonition.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
Monday, January 05, 2015
Many waited for more than an hour in frigid temperatures to pay their respects to the former Governor.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Friday, December 12, 2014
After a week of daily demonstrations, there's a nation-wide protest Saturday.