Stephen Nessen

Reporter, WNYC News

Stephen Nessen appears in the following:

In the Rockaways, Elderly Residents Spent Another Cold Night in Queens

Monday, November 05, 2012

A week after Sandy many elderly residents in Far Rockaway are still without power. Mayor Michael Bloomberg was met with anger when he toured the area over the weekend. Some supplies are trickling in, but elderly residents are cold and worried about the freezing nighttime temperatures.

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As Queens Remains in the Dark, Panic and Fear Grow

Friday, November 02, 2012

Power has been restored to parts of Manhattan, but in Far Rockaway, Queens, it’s cold and dark. The NYPD says its adding extra patrols and lighting after reports of looting, but residents are still anxious and fearful.

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More on the Aftermath of Superstorm Sandy

Thursday, November 01, 2012

Andrea Bernstein, David Furst, Richard Hake and Bob Hennelly of WNYC's newsroom check in on water advisories in New Jersey and transit developments in the area.  Plus, FEMA coordinator Mike Byrne calls in and WNYC's Stephen Nessen from Breezy Point.

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The First Neighbors Return to Devastated Breezy Point

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

They just wanted to check out one more house, one more neighbor. Walter and Annette Connolly were delaying the inevitable.

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Update from WNYC's Stephen Nessen

Monday, October 29, 2012

Stephen Nessen gives us an update on what's going on in Brighton Beach this afternoon as the storm hits. For more about Hurricane Sandy, evacuation zones, and more, visit www.wnyc.org/news


With Region in Crosshairs, Hurricane Sandy Barrels Toward East Coast

Friday, October 26, 2012

Hurricane Sandy is roiling up the East Coast and scientists say it could collide with other storm systems from the north and west resulting in an unprecedented weather system or high winds, snow, storm surges — and possibly tornadoes. “This is a large unpredictable storm," New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said.

• NYC Evacuation Map: See if you live in an evacuation zone

• Hurricane Tracker: Keep up with Sandy's trajectory

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    Gunman in Double Murder Is Among Decreasing Number of Parolees in NY

    Wednesday, October 24, 2012

    The ex-convict arrested Tuesday for fatally shooting a Long Island police officer and a civilian was on parole at the time of the incident — and is one of the decreasing number of parolees in recent years, experts said.


    Suspect Arrested in Shooting That Killed 2, Including Long Island Police Officer

    Tuesday, October 23, 2012

    The alleged gunman in the shooting death of a Nassau County police officer and a civilian near the Queens-Long Island border is being treated for what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound — officials said it was "unknown" if he would survive.

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    Terror Suspect Was Quiet, Never Drew Suspicion, Neighbors Say

    Thursday, October 18, 2012

    A day after a Bangladeshi man was arrested for attempting to bomb the New York Federal Reserve bank, neighbors in the Queens neighborhood where he lived said they were stunned to learn that the man they described as quiet was an alleged terrorist.

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    Suspect Targets Federal Reserve in Foiled Terror Plot

    Wednesday, October 17, 2012

    A Queens man was arrested Wednesday after he attempted to bomb the New York Federal Reserve bank in Lower Manhattan on behalf of al-Qaeda, authorities said.

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    9/11 Families Watch Televised Gitmo Hearings

    Monday, October 15, 2012

    Families of 9/11 victims and a firefighter began watching the closed-circuit pre-trial hearings at Guantanamo of the five men charged in the terror attacks at at the Fort Hamilton Army Base in Dyker Heights, Brooklyn, on Monday


    Local Businesses Assess Impact of Barclays Arena

    Monday, October 15, 2012

    Devotees of Barbra Streisand seem to like falafel. Jay-Z heads generally eat and drink late into the night. Neither seem to have much interest in cupcakes or whimsical, irreverent Brooklyn-themed T-shirts, according to a recent survey of local businesses in the area.

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    East Village Preserves Its Less Crusty Past

    Sunday, October 14, 2012

    The East Village has housed news immigrants, beatniks and the homeless — and the storied neighborhood that was once widely considered one of the most down and out areas in Manhattan is now home to 330 buildings in the city's newest historic district.


    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.

    Send us your photos from opening weekend, and we may include them in a slideshow or use them in our coverage! Tweet them to us by including @WNYC in your tweet. Or email them to pics@wnyc.org.

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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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