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, June 30, 2014
Police Commissioner Bill Bratton has a new goal for the latest class of NYPD graduates: Save the children. The commissioner told the class of 610 cadets that he wanted them to help prevent children from joining cliques and crews.
Friday, June 27, 2014
What was supposed to be victory speech, closing the chapter on a decades-long struggle to clear their names, turned into a tearful ceremony outside City Hall on Friday.
Thursday, June 26, 2014
Commuters from the Rockaways who've come to rely on the daily ferry service between Rockaway Beach and Lower Manhattan have been given another lifeline.
Thursday, June 19, 2014
In East New York, Brooklyn, basketball is king. But one group is hoping to teach children from low income and homeless families another meaning for the word "dribble."
Friday, June 06, 2014
The mentally ill, ex-convict accused of murdering a six-year-old Brooklyn boy in a public housing elevator was living at a nearby group home that has been the subject of numerous complaints and violations.
Friday, June 06, 2014
Hundreds of mourners packed an East New York church to remember the life of the six-year-old fatally stabbed in a public housing elevator on Sunday.
Wednesday, June 04, 2014
Residents of the Boulevard Houses are concerned the suspect has not been caught, and angry that more hasn't been done to protect the community.
Tuesday, June 03, 2014
This week is the 25th anniversary of protests that saw Chinese troops opening fire on students and citizens. Many leaders of that movement were jailed and later fled the country. One of them, Wang Juntao, lives in New York, and has continued fighting for Democratic reforms in China.
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Welcome to the new beach season in the Rockaways. But beware the backhoes.
Monday, May 19, 2014
The last legal proceeding involving an Occupy Wall Street member has concluded, with a sentence of three months in jail for Cecily McMillan. Her conviction on felony assault spurred a popular outcry for leniency.
Friday, May 16, 2014
There are more than half a million Indians living in the Tri-state Area, many of whom were keeping a close eye on India's election results. In Jackson Heights, Queens some were cheering the results, while others despaired at Narenda Modi's win.
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
The National September 11 Memorial Museum is preparing to open its doors to victims' families starting Thursday. The Museum, situated below the original Twin Towers, features hundreds of artifacts from ground zero, as well as audio recordings of 911 phone calls, voice mails and oral histories of survivors.
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
A ragtime xylophone player, a Buddy Holly tribute band and an eight-piece international ska/reggae/roots group are just a few of the 60 performers vying for a coveted spot playing in the MTA's Music Under New York Program.
Monday, May 12, 2014
Dozens of Occupy Wall Street protesters took to the steps of City Hall on Monday, demanding leniency for fellow protester Cecily McMillan. Last week, McMillan, 25, was found guilty of assaulting a police officer, a felony crime.
Friday, May 09, 2014
The NYPD is honoring officers who died of 9/11 related illnesses by including their names in its Wall of Heroes at NYPD headquarters on a new plaque.
Wednesday, May 07, 2014
City Councilman Ruben Wills of Queens has been arrested on charges of misusing public funds, according to an official with knowledge of the case.
Tuesday, May 06, 2014
May is peak migration and it's drawing birders to Central Park in hopes of catching a glimpse of some of the more than 100 species passing through our area.
Monday, April 28, 2014
The Staten Island Republican allegedly engaged in a scheme to underreport wages for workers at a restaurant he operated, including some who were in the country illegally. He is also accused of concealing more than $1 million in sales and wages between 2007 and 2010.
Friday, April 25, 2014
Twenty-three students at Columbia University have filed a federal complaint against the Ivy League school, claiming it systematically mishandles sexual assault claims and mistreats victims.
Thursday, April 24, 2014
Five years after going bankrupt, the iconic Central Park eatery has reopened with Victorian Gothic details, new plumbing and a menu that promises locally-sourced ingredients. Check out our photo gallery.