Stephen Nessen

Reporter, WNYC News

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One Year Later, Pvt. Danny Chen Remembered

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

It’s been one year since Private Danny Chen of Manhattan was found dead in a guard tower in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan, from what military officials called a self-inflicted gun shot wound.


2012 MacArthur 'Genius' Fellows Announced

Monday, October 01, 2012

The list of 2012 MacArthur Fellows is out, and includes writer Junot Diaz and mandolin player Chris Thile of the band Nickel Creek.


Owner Says Brooklyn Clinic Wasn’t Shuttered Over Anti-Abortion Protests

Monday, October 01, 2012

The owner of a clinic that provided abortions in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, refuted a report that he shuttered the facility in the aftermath of frequent protests.


Barclays Draws Crowds, Protesters to Downtown Brooklyn

Friday, September 28, 2012

Throngs of people descended on Downtown Brooklyn for opening night of the Barclays Center on Friday – but for the most part, by late evening, the choking traffic and transit snarls that some feared never came to fruition.

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In Aftermath of Violence, Kelly Says City Parks Are Safe

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Police Commissioner Ray Kelly reassured New Yorkers on Tuesday that the city’s parks are safe in the aftermath of two recent rapes in Manhattan parks.

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More Than 180 Arrested Near Wall Street in OWS Protests

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Occupy Wall Street protesters celebrated the movement's anniversary on Monday by clogging intersections in the city's financial district and marching to the beat of drums that were a familiar refrain last year.

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More Than 100 OWS Protesters Arrested Near Stock Exchange

Monday, September 17, 2012


Police say more than 100 people have been arrested as Occupy Wall Street protesters march in small groups around Manhattan's financial district to mark the anniversary of the grass-roots movement.

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What the 9/11 Memorial Says About Us: A Walking Tour of the Site

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Since it opened on September 11 of last year, more than 4.5 million visitors have entered the National 9/11 Memorial to observe the reflecting pools in the footprint of the World Trade Center. But what does the memorial say about us?


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Yankees Fans Frustrated With Slump

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

After a loss Tuesday night, the Yankees have let their 10-game division lead evaporate and are now sharing first place in the AL East with the Baltimore Orioles. With only 27 games left in the regular season fans are frustrated, and hoping the pinstripes will pull through.


As Danny Chen Case Continues, Questions About Soldiers' Punishments

Monday, September 03, 2012

The ongoing courts-martial surrounding the death of Manhattan resident Private Danny Chen continue next month. Since June, five of the eight members of his platoon have been tried and sentenced. But some are unsatisfied, saying they think the military is not taking the charges seriously enough.

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Alleged Gunman in Shooting Near Empire State Building Described as Mellow Loner

Friday, August 24, 2012

The women’s accessory designer who allegedly gunned down his former co-worker outside the Empire State Building on Friday was described as a mellow loner who showed no signs of distress the morning of the shooting.


Second Soldier Pleads Guilty in Hazed Private's Death

Monday, August 13, 2012

A second solder accused of driving an Asian-American private from New York City to commit suicide last fall pleaded guilty Monday morning.

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Levi Aron Behind Bars, But Borough Park Community Still Scarred

Friday, August 10, 2012

Levi Aron pleaded guilty to killing 8-year old Leiby Kletzky in court Thursday, and now faces 40 years to life in prison. The Borough Park community, where Leiby’s dismembered body was found in Aron’s refrigerator, is still coming to terms with the fact that it was a Jewish man and a neighbor who perpetrated one of the city’s most gruesome crimes in their backyard.


Look | 1 World Trade Center Plans Updated

Tuesday, August 07, 2012

New renderings of One World Trade Center were released Tuesday by the Port Authority that show changes in the design for the base and spire of the building.


Share Your Memories: Remembering 'A Chorus Line' Composer Marvin Hamlisch

Tuesday, August 07, 2012

“A Chorus Line” composer Marvin Hamlisch, who died Monday, was remembered by his fans for his indelible mark on Broadway and in film.

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Sikhs in NYC Vigilant in Aftermath of Wisconsin Temple Shooting

Monday, August 06, 2012

In the wake of the shooting at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin that left seven people dead, including the gunman, the NYPD is increasing its presence at Sikh temples in the area.

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East Village Vinyl Destination for Hit Makers and Global Junkies to Close

Monday, August 06, 2012

When Dr. Dre needed a fresh sample for his 2001 hit single with Snoop Dogg, “The Next Episode,” he hit up East Village record store co-owner Jared Boxxs’s shop Sound Library. Dr. Dre walked away with the David McCallum album “Music: A Bit More of Me” and a Billboard chart topper.


City on Cusp of Eradicating Asian Longhorned Beetle

Friday, August 03, 2012

August is the month the scourge of New York, the Asian longhorned beetle, emerges from the tree it’s been devouring from the inside out.


Deal Offered in Leiby Kletzky Murder

Wednesday, August 01, 2012

The man accused of killing and dismembering an 8-year-old Borough Park boy has been offered a plea deal, according to a spokesman for the Brooklyn District Attorney’s office.

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Soldier Sentenced to 30 Days in Death of Pvt. Chen

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

The first soldier to be convicted by a military court over the suicide of Private Danny Chen has been sentenced to 30 days, demoted one rank to an E4 and will have to pay a fine of $1,181.55, or half a month's salary.

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