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Stephen Nessen

Reporter, WNYC News

Stephen Nessen appears in the following:

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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Heads or Tails? Lip Syncing or Live? Place Your Super Bowl Bets!

Saturday, February 02, 2013

There are several hundred of these prop bets, which include: what color Gatorade will be poured on the winners? Will Alicia Keys be booed during the national anthem? Who will President Obama pick to win? And what will be the highest rated commercial?

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Now in a Flood Zone, Residents of Gerritsen Beach Struggle to Stay Afloat

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Residents of this Brooklyn neighborhood aren't happy that they're on the map. Gerritsen Beach, a working-class Brooklyn neighborhood of low-slung bungalows hard hit by Sandy, is among the communities included in FEMA's updated flood maps released this week.

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Disaster Inc: Some Companies Win Big Post-Sandy

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

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Istanbul Police Seek Missing Staten Island Woman

Monday, January 28, 2013

"Although she loved Turkey, she was eager to come home and share all that with us, all the pictures she took. So we know that this isn't normal. Something happened. She wanted to come home," a childhood pal of Sarai Sierra, 33, said about the missing mother of two.

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As Cold Snap Hits, Some Sandy Victims Still Lack Heat

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

As temperatures dip many residents of the Rockaways, an area hard hit by Sandy, are among the 8,200 still without power in the aftermath of the powerful storm that tore through the seaside community.

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In High-Crime Brownsville, Albany Debate on Guns Feels Long Overdue

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

In Brownsville, Brooklyn, the neighborhood with some of the highest crime rates in the city, news of impending state gun legislation is met with tepid optimism.

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Businesses Still Waiting for Relief in the Rockaways

Monday, January 14, 2013

Despite all the fund raising and promises of recovery, when it comes to getting small businesses in Queens up and running after Sandy, the federal government has approved 37 loans for the entire borough, while the city has given out only 28. In the Rockaways, where much of the area was without heat and power for weeks after the storm, it’s given 9 loans.

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UWS Spiritual Center Awaits Return of Leader Who Survived Plane Crash

Monday, January 07, 2013

Members of the Community Meditation Center on the Upper West side met for the first time Sunday without their leader, Allan Lokos, who survived a plane crash with his wife in Myanmar last month.

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Two New Yorkers Survive Plane Crash in Myanmar

Thursday, January 03, 2013

There were six Americans aboard a plane that crashed in Myanmar on Christmas Day, including two New Yorkers. All of them survived, including Susanna Weiss and her husband Allan Lokos, founders of the Community Meditation Center on the Upper West side.

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