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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:

NYS Schools Are Barring Immigrant Students

Thursday, October 30, 2014

More than 20 percent of surveyed schools in New York state may have illegally blocked enrollment of immigrant students, according to the New York Civil Liberties Union.
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The World Series of Book Sorting

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

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When it comes to library books, NYC's 's bitter rival is Washington State's King County Library System. We've got a front row seat in this year's competition.

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Cuomo Asks Public for LGA and JFK Makeover Plans

Monday, October 20, 2014

The Governor announced a design competition to improve LaGuardia and JFK Airports — and how we get to them.
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Why New Yorkers Are So Afraid of Ebola

Friday, October 17, 2014

In New York City, health officials are scrambling to reassure a jittery public that the city is prepared to deal with a potential case of Ebola. But out on the streets, the fear is real.

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A Rare Visit to One of New York's Abandoned Islands

Thursday, October 16, 2014

If you want to see what the city would look like if we packed up and left today, there’s no better place than North Brother Island.

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Forecast Calls for More Rain Than We Can Handle

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Current predictions find the New York City of 2050 will have more frequent heavy rainstorms, which means in a city with an aging sewer system, it's going to be messy.

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City to Invest $130M in 35 Parks

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Long-neglected neighborhood parks in all five boroughs are slated for major upgrades. 

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Officials Say There is No Credible Threat Against New York Subways

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Iraq's Prime Minister said Thursday that ISIS is plotting to launch attacks against subways in the United States, but New York officials said there is no credible threat.

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Photos: Metropolitan Opera Season Opens with Protests and Gowns

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Demonstrators marked the start of the Metropolitan Opera's season on Monday evening by protesting the planned production of The Death of Klinghoffer.
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Climate Protests Continue, Occupy Wall Street Style

Monday, September 22, 2014

On the heels of Sunday's peaceful march for climate change, activists staged a sit-in near Wall Street Monday, blocking traffic on Broadway all afternoon.

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Here's What 300,000 Climate Marchers Sound Like

Monday, September 22, 2014

It started with a moment of silence. Then came the cheering and chanting of demonstrators from around the world, looking for a way out of a climate crisis. This is what they had to say.

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Bushwick Warehouse Is Mecca for Climate Activists

Friday, September 19, 2014

There's a flurry of preparation underway for the People's Climate March on Sunday, and at the center of it is a  warehouse in Bushwick.

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Taxi Drivers Get Sticker Reminding Them to Yield to Pedestrians

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Cab drivers will soon be required to post a sticker on their windshields reminding them to watch for pedestrians in crosswalks.
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Annual 9/11 Ceremony Carries on with Subtle Differences

Thursday, September 11, 2014

It's the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks and many are making their annual journey to Ground Zero — but this year's commemoration is a little different.

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$108 Million in FEMA Funds to go to Housing Project Hit by Sandy

Friday, September 05, 2014

Nearly two years after Sandy, five buildings at the Coney Island Houses have been approved for $108 million in FEMA funds.  

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34 Arrests at Fast Food Worker Protests

Thursday, September 04, 2014

They were part of a nationwide day of protests calling for an increase in wages to $15 an hour and the right to unionize.

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Mayor Calls Lt. Gov. Candidate Hochul a 'True Progressive'

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

The mayor and city council speaker are offering a full-throated endorsement of Kathy Hochul for lieutenant governor, a candidate they're calling a "true progressive."

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More Speed Cameras Coming to NYC School Zones

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Speed cameras are "a wake-up call" to change bad behavior, says Mayor Bill de Blasio. And now more of them will be coming to school zones across the city.
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Using Meditation, Plane Crash Survivors Make Speedy Recovery

Monday, September 01, 2014

Few people survive fiery plane crashes in rural areas of developing countries. Meditation expert Alan Lokos and his wife Susanna are part of that exclusive group. 

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City's Sandy Recovery Program Expected to Meet First Deadline

Friday, August 29, 2014

The city's Build it Back program is expected to meet its self-imposed deadline of writing 500 reimbursement checks and beginning construction on 500 Sandy-damaged homes by Labor Day.

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