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Stephen Nessen

Reporter, WNYC News

Stephen Nessen appears in the following:

Look | London, NYC Streetscapes on Display in Photo Exhibit

Friday, July 27, 2012

It's a tale of two cities told 1,000 words at a time: As the Olympics kick off in London on Friday, a photo exhibit opening in New York City aims to draw parallels between the cities with arresting street photography from the past century.

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‘Queen of Soul Food’ Sylvia Woods Honored in Harlem

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Hundreds of mourners celebrated the life Soul Food restaurateur Sylvia Woods, known as “The Queen of Soul Food,” on Tuesday. She was remembered as a cultural ambassador and black leader.

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Security Up at Area Theaters Following Colo. Shooting

Saturday, July 21, 2012

The NYPD will continue to beef up security at area movie theaters this weekend after a gunman killed at least 12 at a midnight premiere of the new Batman movie in a Denver suburb Friday.

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NYPD Boosts Security in Wake of Colo. Theater Shooting

Friday, July 20, 2012

Be sure to leave your costumes at home this weekend and expect increased police presence at AMC Theatres. Security is being beefed up at area movie theaters after a gunman killed at least 12 at a midnight premiere of the new Batman movie in a Denver suburb early Friday morning.

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Map: Explore Obama's New York

Thursday, July 19, 2012

From his days as a student at Columbia University to date nights with Michelle to fundraising at some of the city's most elite addresses, Barack Obama knows a thing or two about the Big Apple. Follow in his footsteps, and explore Obama’s New York City.

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In City Pools, Keeping Conditions Sanitary Is a Daily Struggle

Monday, July 16, 2012

It’s a perennial concern for summer pool goers, one lampooned last week as the latest of McCarren Park pool’s ongoing problems: fecal matter in the water.

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Mayor Vets Hot Dog Weigh In

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

The mayor known far and wide for his public health initiatives presided over the annual weigh-in ceremony for hot dog-eating champions.

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Two Years After Legalized Beekeeping, City May be Running Short on Forage

Monday, June 25, 2012

Urban beekeeping has exploded with nearly 200 registered hives in the city, and experts say there may be another 200 off the books. It’s leading some to question whether the city can sustain the increasing number of hives.

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Bumbling Guests at the Waldorf-Astoria Sweeten the Menu

Monday, June 18, 2012

As city restaurants search for ever more locally sourced foods, the Waldorf-Astoria has enlisted some very buzzy workers for the task.

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Brooklyn DA Holds Closed-Door Meeting With Jewish Leaders

Monday, June 11, 2012

Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes met with a few members of the Jewish community at a closed-door lunch Monday amid mounting pressure from critics who say he has been lax in prosecuting alleged sex abuse in the ultra-Orthodox community.

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This Week in Politics: Decriminalizing Small Amounts of Pot, Genting Donations and Christie Backs Walker

Saturday, June 09, 2012

On This Week in Politics, WNYC political reporters discuss the top political stories from the week, providing insight and analysis on local, state and national political issues that affect New Yorkers.

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Life as a Belmont Park Backstretch Worker

Friday, June 08, 2012

Millions will turn their attention for a few fleeting moments on Saturday to the high-gloss grandeur of the final leg of the Triple Crown. But for several hundred backtrack workers, mostly immigrants from Latin America, Belmont Park is more than a storied racetrack — it is where they live, work and raise their families.

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Chinese Dissident Chen Guangcheng Rests Uneasily in New York City

Monday, May 21, 2012

The Chinese dissident, Chen Guangcheng, who arrived in New York Saturday after diplomatic manuvering allowed him to come as a visiting scholar, expressed concerns about four-fellow dissidents on Monday.

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Details Emerge About Council Speaker Christine Quinn's High-Profile Wedding

Friday, May 18, 2012

City Council Speaker Christine Quinn is set to be married in Manhattan on Saturday — and since the likely mayoral hopeful made the announcement two months ago, the press has breathlessly covered details of the 300-person fete as they have trickled out. Here's all you need to know about it.

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Brooklyn’s Hasidic Art Scene Expands with New Gallery

Thursday, May 17, 2012

The Brooklyn art scene is getting another retro infusion — this time from Crown Heights. The throwback references here depict a simpler time, when families were large and lived in the Old World shtetls of Eastern Europe. It’s not quite Soho, but on Empire Blvd. and Kingston Ave., situated next to a laundromat, The Betzalel Gallery is expected to officially open on Thursday.

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Next Host of SNL is Not Mayor Bloomberg, and He’s Not Laughing (On the Inside)

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Mayor Michael Bloomberg has flexed his comedy muscle in the past, but has never been offered the coveted honor of hosting "Saturday Night Live." Flanked by "Saturday Night Live" head writer Seth Meyers, the mayor said Tuesday that he’s “deeply hurt” that he has never been offered the gig.

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Chinese Activist Invited to Be a Visiting Scholar at NYU, Pal Says

Friday, May 04, 2012

The Chinese dissident lawyer Chen Guangcheng, who made a cinematic escape from his village in rural Shandong province to the U.S. Embassy in Beijing, could be a visiting scholar at New York University.

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Look | One World Trade Center Gets City’s 'Tallest' Honor

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

WNYC began visiting the World Trade Center site in April 2010 and has continued to document the construction of One World Trade Center, the 9/11 Memorial the transportation hub, as well as the people working on the site.

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84 Arrested as Occupy Activists Mark May Day

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Activists with a variety of causes spread out over the city Tuesday on International Workers Day, or May Day, with Occupy Wall Street members leading a charge against financial institutions.

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Occupy Activists Fan Out Across to Mark May Day

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Occupy activists had said they planned to bring business to a standstill on May Day, but the crowds protesting in the rain Tuesday morning were modest. Organizers had called for protesters to block one or more bridges or tunnels, but there was no evidence of success by midday.

For the latest on the protests, follow WNYC's team coverage on twitter here.

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