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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:

A Puppet Master Loses Life's Work in East Village Fire

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Master puppet builder Matthew Brooks, who has created puppets for Muppet movies, Sesame Street,  and Crank Yankers, lost everything when his building in the East Village was destroyed.

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Beloved Dean of Medgar Evers College Dies in Train Crash

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Eight people are now confirmed dead following Tuesday's train derailment. One of them was Derrick Griffith, the dean of student affairs at Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn.

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Amtrak Derailment Creates Commuting Mess Along East Coast

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

The Amtrak derailment in Philadelphia upended travel plans up and down the East Coast. Service was cancelled in much of the rail services' busy Northeast Corridor. Without the train, travelers scrambled to make other plans.

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Former Christie Allies Plead Not Guilty to Role in Traffic Scandal

Monday, May 04, 2015

Bill Baroni and Bridget Anne Kelly say they'll fight charges that they helped plot the politically motivated lane closures at the George Washington Bridge.

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Etan Patz Jury Says It's 'Deadlocked'; Will Continue Deliberating

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

It's been 11 days since the jury began deliberating in the trial of the man accused of kidnapping and murdering a 6-year-old in 1979.

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Gas Leaks in Buildings Are Common and Often Not Inspected

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

A WNYC investigation finds that potentially dangerous gas pipes across the city are not being checked and fixed because Department of Buildings inspectors don't have access.

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Jury Deliberates for Fifth Day in Etan Patz Murder Trial

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

A jury continued reviewing testimony and evidence against Pedro Hernandez, the man who confessed to police that he killed the boy in 1979.

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Across the Street from East Village Explosion, Tapped Gas and an Eviction Notice

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.

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City Races To Fill Potholes

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Before the sun rises in Canarsie, Brooklyn, a backhoe is already filling trailers with piping hot asphalt. 

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Gas Shut Off at Building Across From East Village Gas Explosion Site

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

The city found unauthorized work being done on gas lines.

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Man Killed in East Village Gas Explosion Remembered

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.

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FLONYC on the Nexus of Poverty, Crime and Mental Illness

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.

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At Least 12 Injured in 'Gas-Related' Explosion and Fire on 2nd Avenue

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. 

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Starbucks to Deliver Coffee at Empire State Building

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.

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Cleaning Up More Than 100 Years of Spilled Oil in New Jersey

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.

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Remembering Malcolm X: Rare Interviews and Audio

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.

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Woes at NYPD, But Plenty of New Officer Applicants

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?

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Without Subway Service, One Family Treks Through Brooklyn

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.

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The Fight Over a Floating Buoy 20 Miles Out in the Ocean

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.

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From One Governor to Another, an Emotional Eulogy

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.

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