Stephen Nessen

Reporter, WNYC News

Stephen Nessen appears in the following:

Police Release Sketch in Journalist Attack; Hate Crime Suspected

Monday, January 27, 2014

Randy Gener, 46, remains in intensive care at St Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital.


Broadway Prepares for 'Super Bowl Boulevard'

Friday, January 24, 2014

The Super Bowl is being played in New Jersey, but New York City hosting the pre-game festivities known as the NFL Experience. And starting this Wednesday, 13 blocks of Broadway will be converted into Super Bowl Boulevard—but not everyone is cheering.

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Family Fears Remains Belong to Missing Autistic Child

Friday, January 17, 2014

There may have been a break in the search for Avonte Oquendo, the autistic and mute boy who went missing this fall. The medical examiner worked to identify human remains found along t...
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New York at Center of Very Profitable, Very Illegal Ivory Trade

Thursday, January 16, 2014

The penalty for selling illegal ivory in New York is about as punitive as the penalty for being drunk in public — a fine up to $250, or a maximum of 15 days in prison. But the tra...

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What Happens When 140-Year-Old Water Main Bursts

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Voicing the frustrations of many New Yorkers, Greta Floyd from Jamaica, Queens, said the subway disruptions were a major annoyance. "It's not that inconvenient; it's just lately every...
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Advocates Press for More School Spending

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Education activists are in Albany trying to pressure the governor to increase education funding in this year's state budget so that schools can get back to pre-recession levels.

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New Plan to Buy LICH Preserves Some Health Services

Monday, January 13, 2014

The latest proposal would get rid of the hospital, but some medical services would still be available.


Cooper Union Tuition Plan Gets Final Approval

Friday, January 10, 2014

Cooper Union will no longer be providing a free education. The school's 23-member board of trustees voted Friday to charge tuition to the incoming class for the first time in the sc...

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Five Neighborhoods Living 'Life in the Middle'

Thursday, January 09, 2014

Jim O'Grady and Stephen Nessen, WNYC Reporters, and Jenny Ye, WNYC data news producer, discuss WNYC's series "Life in the Middle," which is exploring five NYC neighborhoods where the median income reflects the city's median income.


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The Middle Class Squeeze in Bedford-Stuyvesant

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

In this vast swath of brownstone Brooklyn, filled with Renaissance architecture and stained glass windows, even people in households making more than double the city's median income can hardly afford to stay put.

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Medical Marijuana Boosters Not Cheering NY Law

Monday, January 06, 2014

Medical marijuana advocates are skeptical of the changes that would make the drug available in New York.

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With No Review, New Skyscrapers Darken Central Park

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

The tall buildings rising up along 57th Street are going through without public review or environmental input—and will soon cast long shadows over some of the park’s most popular spots.

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Mysterious Gambler Brings In Celebrity Chefs to Cook Dinner for Homeless

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

An anonymous donor who goes by the name "Robin Hood 702" has brought in a White House chef and the executive chef at of Rao's in East Harlem to cook a special Christmas dinner for 200 to 300 people at the New York City Rescue Mission in Chinatown.


Baby, It's Cold Outside: Coat Donations Down 35 Percent This Year

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Dozens of people lined up on a cold Christmas morning outside the New York City Rescue Mission in Chinatown hoping to find a donated coat that might fit and protect against the winter weather.

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Here Are the Top-Earning College Presidents

Monday, December 16, 2013

Every year, the Chronicle of Higher Education combs through hundreds of private non-profit colleges' tax forms and releases a list of the top earning school presidents. For 2011, the latest year available, there were some surprises. The president of Marist College in Poughkeepsie, New York, beat out Columbia University's president, coming in third place after the presidents of the University of Chicago and Northeastern University.


Cooper Union Tries to Chill Out Students, Via New Rules

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

After a tumultuous year where students occupied the president's office for 65 days, Cooper Union is revising its student code of conduct. A draft of the proposal would define "disruption" and "obstruction" — and their negative consequences — for the first time. 

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Some Citi Bike Commuters Laugh in the Face of Snow

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

This morning's wet snow has made the morning commute more of a slog than usual. But that hasn't stopped some New Yorkers from continuing to commute using the city's bike share program.

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In Response to Stop and Frisk Allegations, Retailers to Post a 'Customer's Bill of Rights '

Monday, December 09, 2013

A coalition of major retailers and civil rights groups have co-written a "Customer's Bill of Rights," which the Retail Council of New York said will be posted in stores this week. The goal: to ensure black shoppers won't be racially profiled for making expensive purchases.

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Half of Taxis to be Wheelchair Accessible in Next 7 Years

Friday, December 06, 2013

New York City announced Friday that half the city taxi fleet would be wheelchair accessible by 2020. The move is part of a settlement agreement in a major class-action lawsuit brought in 2011 that charged the city was in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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Meet the Two-Story, Top Hat Wearing, Cigar-Chomping Inflatable Pig

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Across New York City, small groups of pro-union activists, supporting various causes, are holding flash demonstrations.  What they have in common is a belief that the pro-labor momentum that began with Bill de Blasio’s election will lead to higher wages for workers and a union-friendly administration.

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