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Stephen Nessen

Reporter, WNYC News

Stephen Nessen appears in the following:

Wishes of Hope and Heat this Christmas in Far Rockaway

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Many Far Rockaway residents that were hit bad during Sandy are still living without heat this Christmas.

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Operation Santa Celebrates 100th Year with Low Numbers

Monday, December 24, 2012

It’s the 100th year that the main post office in Manhattan has responded to letters addressed, “Dear Santa.” On Christmas Eve at the James Farley Post Office elves busily replied to letters and sent last minute packages to needy families in the area.

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Christmas Arrives Early in the Rockaways

Sunday, December 23, 2012

At a banquet hall usually reserved for wedding receptions in Howard Beach hundreds of families affected by Sandy received an early Christmas surprise courtesy of the relief group Secret Sandy.

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Housing Generations | Life in the Projects: An Uncertain Future

Friday, December 21, 2012

WNYC is telling the story of public housing in New York City through the lens of one family that has lived there for four decades. The Alstons arrived in the Queensbridge Houses in 1954 and have lived there ever since. This is part four of a four-part series.

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Housing Generations | Life in the Projects: A Family on Two Paths

Thursday, December 20, 2012

WNYC is telling the story of public housing in New York City through the lens of one family that has lived there for four decades. The Alstons arrived in the Queensbridge Houses in 1954 and have lived there ever since. This is part three of a four-part series.

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Housing Generations | Life in the Projects: A Shift to Violence

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

WNYC is telling the story of public housing in New York City through the lens of one family that has lived there for four decades. The Alstons arrived in the Queensbridge Houses in 1954 and have lived there ever since. This is part two of a four-part series.

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With Trials Complete, Little Closure for Family of Pvt. Danny Chen

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

A day after the final courts-martial, the family of Pvt. Danny Chen said they were disappointed by the outcome of the trials of eight soldiers from their son’s platoon who were charged with hazing and abuse that culminated in his suicide two years ago.

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Housing Generations | Life in the Projects: Meet the Alston Family

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

WNYC is telling the story of public housing in New York City through the lens of one family that has lived there for four decades. The Alstons arrived in the Queensbridge Houses in 1954, and many members continue to live there. This is part one of a four-part series. 

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First Sunday Mass After Sandy Hook Shootings Ends Abruptly

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Families in Newtown seeking solace and trying to find a sense of normalcy kept up with their usual Sunday morning tradition of attending mass in the wake of Friday's mass shooting.  But that peace was abruptly shattered as a bomb threat at a local church forced an evacuation.

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Life After Sandy: Shared To-Do Lists in East Village Co-ops and DIY Residents of the Rockaways Pull Together

Monday, December 10, 2012

For homeowners of flooded houses along the shores of New York and New Jersey, the post-Sandy to-do list is endless: sort, dry, trash, clean, make calls to the electrician, the boiler guy, an engineer, a mold specialist and, all along the way, document everything for insurance claims.

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In Hard-Hit Areas, Red Cross Runs Into Image Issue

Monday, December 03, 2012

The group was criticized in New York City following Hurricane Sandy when residents from Staten Island to Breezy Point were asking themselves: where is the familiar red-and-white logo of the Red Cross? But In New York, the organization works with FEMA, city agencies and other groups — meaning it is often less visible on the ground.

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Ellis Island, Statue of Liberty to Remain Closed Until 2013

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

The Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island will remain closed for the rest of the year, according to the U.S. National Park Service, as it continues to assess the damage from after Sandy. 

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Rebuilding After Sandy: Small Property Owner Learns Lessons from Disaster

Friday, November 16, 2012

The Far Rockaway peninsula is a sandy spit that hooks out of southern Queens, and was one of the worst hit areas during Hurricane Sandy. Rockaway Beach Boulevard is the main artery where many live, shop and  work.  Ken Swan is a small property owner whose four, 2-story apartment buildings were devestated.  FEMA doesn't cover the costs, because they're rentals, and its his primary source of income.

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More Commuting Options Open for Far Rockaway

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Hurricane Sandy filled the roads on the Far Rockaway peninsula with sand, debris and downed power lines. As roads became cleared, the MTA began operating local buses during daylight hours, until recently when more lighting has become available and they’ve been able to run later buses. And while subway service was restored to most of the city, the A train, the only subway in the area, remains too damaged to reopen.

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For the Displaced, A Respite in a Roadside Motel Without a View

Friday, November 09, 2012

From Coney Island to Breezy Point tens of thousands homes are without power and either flooded or uninhabitable. That means many residents have relocated. And many hotels in Brooklyn are booked full.

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Rockaway Dispatch: Bracing for the Coldest Night

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Sanitation trucks rumbled down mud-caked streets past downed power lines as thick sheets of sleet fell on the few residents roaming the streets of Far Rockaway Wednesday as a Nor’easter began bearing down.

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Residents Struggle to Vote in Storm Ravaged Rockaway

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

In the aftermath of Sandy, residents of the Rockaway have been struggling with a lack of power, heat and gas. An effort to making voting easier, however, was just as problem plagued.

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In the Rockaways, Elderly Residents Spent Another Cold Night in Queens

Monday, November 05, 2012

A week after Sandy many elderly residents in Far Rockaway are still without power. Mayor Michael Bloomberg was met with anger when he toured the area over the weekend. Some supplies are trickling in, but elderly residents are cold and worried about the freezing nighttime temperatures.

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As Queens Remains in the Dark, Panic and Fear Grow

Friday, November 02, 2012

Power has been restored to parts of Manhattan, but in Far Rockaway, Queens, it’s cold and dark. The NYPD says its adding extra patrols and lighting after reports of looting, but residents are still anxious and fearful.

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More on the Aftermath of Superstorm Sandy

Thursday, November 01, 2012

Andrea Bernstein, David Furst, Richard Hake and Bob Hennelly of WNYC's newsroom check in on water advisories in New Jersey and transit developments in the area.  Plus, FEMA coordinator Mike Byrne calls in and WNYC's Stephen Nessen from Breezy Point.

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