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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:

Chancellor Fariña Shows Charters Some Love on First Day of School

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.
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What We Learned This Week About Donald Trump

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.   

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Trump: the Mogul, the Brand, and Fred's Son

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.

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The One Thing Donald Trump Didn’t Inherit

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.

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What Happens When Uber Goes Uptown

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.

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Tensions Linger on Block Where Eric Garner Died

Friday, July 17, 2015

The block has become a magnet for protests and memorials — but relations with the police have hardly improved.

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Photos: Ticker Tape Flies at Parade for US Soccer Champs

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.

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Latinos Drawn to Evangelicalism Seem Immune to 'Francis Effect'

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?

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The West Side of Prospect Park Is Now Car-Free (Sorry East Side)

Monday, July 06, 2015

Now that cars are out, park-goers are looking for the city to crack down on a new bogeyman: cyclists.
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This Is What's Under the Hats of the Newest NYPD Officers

Thursday, July 02, 2015

At today's NYPD graduation ceremony, recent graduates took off their hats and showed WNYC what was inside.

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Queens Enclave Feeling the Impact of Greece Crisis

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.

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Central Park Now Partially Car-Free

Monday, June 29, 2015

Sections of Central Park are permanently closed to traffic. But that hasn't stopped some people from grumbling.
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New Yorkers Celebrate Same-Sex Marriage Decision

Friday, June 26, 2015

From Times Square to the Stonewall Inn, here's a look at how people in the city are reacting to the Supreme Court decision granting marriage rights to same-sex couples in all 50 states.

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After 4 Decades, An Old Walkway Reopens at World Trade Center Site

Thursday, June 25, 2015

For the first time in more than four decades, pedestrians can now walk through the World Trade Center site at Greenwich and Fulton Streets.

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Newest School Holiday: Lunar New Year

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

New York City has become the second city in the country to recognize the Lunar New Year as an official school holiday. The change will go into effect next year, the year of the monkey.
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Fighting Illegal Poaching by Crushing a Ton of Ivory in Times Square

Friday, June 19, 2015

One ton of ivory sculptures and ivory trinkets traveled up an industrial conveyor belt and into a rock crusher in Times Square to send a message to illegal poachers.

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Why You Shouldn't Flush Your Toilet During Rain Storms

Friday, June 19, 2015

Every year, 27 billion gallons of untreated raw sewage spews into our waterways. The city will have to do something about that.

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Tie-Dye T-Shirts? Water Pipes? The Cannabis Crowd's Not What You Think

Friday, June 19, 2015

A major marijuana conference and business expo at the Javits Center attracts investors, lawyers ... and a single mom from Long Island. 

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If New York's Water Is So Good, Do You Need a Brita?

Friday, June 19, 2015

Water filters reduce chlorine. If you want to be sure to get the lead out, you need to take a closer look.

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Nearly 30 Years and $3.5 Billion Later, NYC Gets Its First Filtration Plant

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Nobody wanted a filtration plant in New York City, certainly not in their backyard. Then it cost way more than expected.

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