Stephen Nessen

Reporter, WNYC News

Stephen Nessen appears in the following:

New York City's Infrastructure Isn't Getting Any Younger

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

We know New York is an old city with aging infrastructure, but now we have an idea of just how vulnerable it is — not to mention how much it will cost to fix.

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Breaking Barriers in Brooklyn, from Jackie Robinson to Jason Collins

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Jason Collins, the first openly gay NBA player, may be paving the way for future gay athletes. Now he's being compared to another barrier-breaking sports star: Jackie Robinson.

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Shoddy Public Housing Boilers Cost City $1 Million a Month

Thursday, February 27, 2014

The 26 temporary boilers the New York City Housing Authority installed after Sandy are costly and unreliable. Residents say they smell, too.

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City Commemorates Anniversary of Trayvon Martin's Death

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Communities around the city are marking the second anniversary of the death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin with several rallies, an art exhibit and a film.


Olympics Get Mixed Reviews From New York’s Russians

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

In Brighton Beach, televisions are tuned to Sochi. But loyalties are torn between the old country and the new. And opinions are divided about what the games say about Russia today.


You Can't Get There From Here — Not on Unshoveled Sidewalks

Friday, February 07, 2014

New York is a city of walkers, but with several days of snow and freezing rain, the walking isn't easy.

On West Houston Street, Lou, who declined to give her last name because her children told her not to leave the house while the streets are still icy, ran into a ...

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PHOTOS: How to Spot a Fake Super Bowl Ticket

Friday, January 31, 2014

Thermochromic ink, embossing and holographs: the NFL is keeping its Super Bowl tickets real.


How the Farm Bill Will Affect New Yorkers

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

After two years of delays, Congress is poised to vote on a nearly 1,000-page Farm Bill this week. The bill, which must be renewed every five years, would restore cuts to farm and nutrition programs, while slashing nearly $9 billion from food stamps over 10 years.

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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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