Stephen Nessen appears in the following:
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
Many Far Rockaway residents that were hit bad during Sandy are still living without heat this Christmas.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.