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Stephen Nessen

Reporter, WNYC News

Stephen Nessen appears in the following:

School Bus Workers Facing Major Pay Cut

Thursday, March 21, 2013

School bus companies said they would cut the pay of bus workers by 7.5 percent and scale back benefits.

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NYU Expansion Plan Bolstered by Court

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

A State Supreme Court justice is letting New York University’s 1.9 million square foot expansion plan go forward, for now.

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Cop Who Shot Ramarley Graham Back in Court

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

A police officer accused of shooting an unarmed 18-year-old in the Bronx last February was back in court Tuesday.

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Officers in Kimani Gray Shooting Part of Growing Trend

Monday, March 18, 2013

The two NYPD officers involved in the shooting of 16-year-old Kimani Gray have been sued for civil rights violations, stemming from stop-and-frisk. The city settled those cases out of court, paying $215,000 in total. But that's a small fraction of how much the city pays out annually, which is on the rise according to reports and lawyers.

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Outsiders Rile Residents After Police Kill Teen

Monday, March 18, 2013

It's been more than a week since 16-year-old Kimani Gray of Brooklyn, New York, was shot dead by two undercover officers. The police say the teen pointed a revolver at them. The area is now heavily policed after nightly vigils turned violent.

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Dozens of NYPD Misconduct Accusations Hit Statute of Limitations

Friday, March 15, 2013

Seventy-four cases of alleged NYPD misconduct will not be fully prosecuted because those cases have exceeded the 18-month statue of limitations in February.

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Azi and Anna Assess the Mayoral Field

Thursday, March 14, 2013

The election season is heating up, with a full slate of Democrats and Republicans trying to raise as much cash as possible in advance of the primaries. WNYC reporter Anna Sale and Azi Paybarah, political reporter for Capital New York, talk about the latest developments. Plus: What the recent unrest in East Flatbush around the shooting of Kimani Gray says about the state of community relations and the Bloomberg policing legacy. WNYC's Stephen Nessen joins briefly from East Flatbush to describe the community's reactions. 

→ WNYC Mayoral Resources: Mayor Tracker | Brian Interviews the Candidates

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Flatbush Community Reels after Another Night of Violence

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Dozens of tall burning candles, handmade posters and two wine bottles wrapped in red bandanas remain at a vigil in East Flatbush for a 16-year-old boy shot dead by police last Saturday. That corner on Church Avenue and 55th Street is where a Wednesday evening vigil turned violent, for the second time this week, resulting in 46 arrests.

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Residents Say Simmering Tensions Led to Violence After Vigil

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said the violence that erupted last night after a vigil for a teen shot by police was a one-time incident — but residents say it was fueled by long-simmering tensions between the police and the community.

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Unlike Previous Disasters, Few Tax Breaks After Sandy

Monday, March 04, 2013

It’s tax season and many residents of New York and New Jersey lost homes, property and paperwork, making this season particularly difficult, but after Sandy, residents aren’t getting the kind of tax breaks that victims of previous national disasters have received.

Bloomberg to Offer Own Sandy Buy-Out Plan, with a Twist

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In Red Hook, Fairway Reopening Seen as Post-Sandy Milestone

Friday, March 01, 2013

Red Hook’s Fairway market is re-opening to much fanfare — but the renovated store has yet to incorporate new flood precautions into the building four months after Sandy floodwaters shuttered the store. Andy Zuleti, general manager, told WNYC “we’re exploring a lot of options, but haven’t done anything yet.”

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Sneak Peak at New Plans for Rockaway Beach

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

WNYC has obtained renderings of how the city's parks department plans to rebuild beaches in the Rockaways post-Sandy.

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Survivors of 2 Terror Attacks at World Trade Center Remember the First

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

“The ground shook, the windows broke out, no one knew what happened, we just saw a lot of black soot coming from the vents." — Both women survived the first World Trade Center bombing that killed six and injured more than 1,000. They again found themselves at Ground Zero on September 11.

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Parks Department Proposals for Beach Roil Rockaway Residents

Friday, February 22, 2013

Will the beaches in the Rockaways, badly damaged by Sandy, be ready for the summer? 

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Harlem Shake Is the Meme of the Moment

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

It started quietly online with a short YouTube video of Spandex-clad dancers gyrating their hips and shoulders. Several thousand video responses and one Superbowl ad later, it's safe to say the dance known as the Harlem Shake has gone from meme to mainstream. 

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Love Stinks: A Valentine's Day Tour of the City's Sewage Plant

Thursday, February 14, 2013

"Only our love hath no decay," the Renaissance poet John Donne once wrote, and in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, at the city’s largest waste water sewage treatment plant, couples came to prove it.

Only our love hath no decay, the Renaissance poet John Donne [DUN] wrote. And in Greenpoint, Brooklyn at the city’s largest waste water treatment plant, couples came to prove it.

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Rockaway Beaches Won't Be Back to Normal for Summer: Army Corps

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Beaches in the Rockaways may not be back to pre-Sandy conditions by the start of summer, according to an official at the Army Corps of Engineers who updated residents of the hard-hit neighborhood during a community board meeting Tuesday night.

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Wrestling May Get Muscled Out of Olympics

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Wrestling has been an Olympic sport since 1896, but it may be on the ropes now that the International Olympic Committee has including it on a shortlist of sports to remove for the 2020 summer games.

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School Bus Workers Face Cold Reality of Strike

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Heading into its second month, the strike by Local 1181 school bus workers has left many long-time drivers and matrons in financial straits, and without the work they love. Still, loyal union members have been showing up at the picket lines and rallies, fighting for job protections they believe they deserve.

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Ed Koch Remembered as a 'Quintessential' New Yorker

Monday, February 04, 2013

Hundreds of people turned out to bid farewell to former Mayor Ed Koch on Monday.

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