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Stephen Nessen

Reporter, WNYC News

Stephen Nessen appears in the following:

Look | Feast of San Gennaro Kicks off With Cannoli Eating Contest

Thursday, September 15, 2011

The 85th Annual Feast of San Gennaro ends this weekend in Little Italy. Take a look at how the festival kicked off on Thursday, September 15, with the 10th  Annual Cannoli Eating Competition.

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NYPD Dials Down City Security After 9/11 Anniversary

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

WNYC

The NYPD is reducing heightened security measures in the city put in place for the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.

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Decade 9/11 | Ten Years Later in Photos

Sunday, September 11, 2011

People gathered at the World Trade Center site on Sunday to mark the 10th anniversary of the September 11 attacks. And on Monday, the 9/11 memorial plaza is set to open to the public for the first time. Take a look at how New Yorkers remembered the terror attacks.

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Watch | Speaking with 9/11 Memorial Construction Workers

Friday, September 09, 2011

WNYC

The 9/11 Memorial has been underway for the past three years — since the fall of 2008. In the weeks leading up to the 10th anniversary of 9/11, WNYC producers Laura Mayer and Stephen Nessen went down to the World Trade Center site to collect impressions and stories from the construction workers working on the memorial and towers.

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Q&A | Interview with World Trade Center Site Architect Daniel Libeskind

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Daniel Libeskind won the competition of the master plan architect for the World Trade Center site in 2003. There have been much political wrangling, changes and debate, but construction of the site is well underway. Libeskind spoke to WNYC about the 10th anniversary, what the term "sacred ground" means to him and the musicality of the site.

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Look | Tribute in Light Tested on Rainy Night

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

WNYC

The Tribute in Light got its first test run of the year Tuesday night, despite the rainy conditions. Technicians on site said it was the rainest test run they've ever conducted, but it was not the first time they've done it in the rain.

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Look | Behind the Scenes of the Preparations for the Tribute in Light

Friday, September 02, 2011

On the rooftop of a parking garage in Lower Manhattan, about 30 electricians, stagehands and lighting technicians are setting up what is now an annual tradition: shifting 88 searchlights into position to create the the now-iconic "Tribute in Light."

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Many Still Stranded in Flood-Ravaged Catskills

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

WNYC

Rain and wind from Tropical Storm Irene destroyed roads, washed bridges away, knocked down trees and ripped buildings from their foundation in the Catskills, leaving people stranded and isolated from help. Recovery from the storm could cost $1 billion and take several months.

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Hundreds in Harlem Have Been Without Gas for 2 Weeks

Thursday, August 25, 2011

WNYC

The simple pleasures of a home-cooked meal and hot shower have been out of reach for more than 800 Harlem residents whose gas was never restored following a water main break nearly two weeks ago.

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Steve Jobs Resigns as Apple CEO

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

WNYC

Apple says Steve Jobs resigning as CEO, effective immediately. The company said Wednesday that Jobs will be replaced by Tim Cook, who was the company's chief operating officer. It said Jobs has been elected as Apple's chairman.

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Listen | Transmission From Space: The Lone American Not on Earth During 9/11

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

A unique recording will be featured at the 9/11 Memorial Museum when it opens in 2012: Frank Culberston, the only American not on Earth on September 11, 2001, watched the burning towers from the International Space Station.

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Look | Take a Virtual Tour of the 9/11 Memorial

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Fresh grass has recently been laid at the 9/11 Memorial in preparation for the 10th anniversary. The site will be open by then and play host to a memorial service with victims of the attack and President Barack Obama and former President George W. Bush. The Museum is expected to be open a year later.

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Newer City Buildings Withstand Quake, Older Ones Are Cause for Concern

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Structural engineers and architects said some of the city’s older buildings are not reinforced, and a stronger quake than the one that rocked the city  Tuesday could have caused major damage.

Where Were You When the Earthquake Hit? Tell us!

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Libyans in New York Keep Close Watch on Tripoli

Monday, August 22, 2011

WNYC

Since opposition forces overran Tripoli this week and declared an end to Moammar Gadhafi's decades in power, Libyans in New York and elsewhere have been watching events unfold in their home country.

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As Racial Tensions Fade, Memory of Crown Heights Riots Lives on 20 Years Later

Friday, August 19, 2011

Menachem Shagalow was just a thirtysomething recent immigrant from Israel when he stumbled home bloodied from the Crown Heights riots 20 years ago Friday, a violent event that is seared into his memory and ripped at the fabric of race relations in the city.

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How the Ancient City Sewer System Handles Record Rain

Monday, August 15, 2011

More than 8 inches of rain fell on parts of New York City in the span of one day this week, but the city's ancient pipes and sewer systems — which dates back to the 1870s in some places — were able to withstand the deluge and properly divert the steady rain in most instances.

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Psych Exam Finds Man Accused of Killing Brooklyn Boy Has Personality Disorder

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Levi Aron, the hardware store clerk charged with murdering an 8-year-old Brooklyn boy, has a personality disorder, according to a psychiatric evaluation. 

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Look | World Trade Center Site Gets Prepped for 10th Anniversary

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

PHOTOS. WNYC began visiting the World Trade Center site in April 2010 and continues to document the construction of 1 World Trade Center, the 9/11 Memorial, the transportation hub and the people working on the site.

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Q&A | 5 Questions With an Investor on 401Ks After Stocks Swing

Tuesday, August 09, 2011

After another volatile day on Wall Street, WNYC checked in with Erika Safran founder of Safran Wealth Advisors, to see how her clients — many retired and living off of their 401Ks and investments are reacting.

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Meet the Man Who Downgraded the US Credit Rating

Tuesday, August 09, 2011

John B. Chambers, one of three credit analysts at Standard & Poor's who downgraded the U.S. credit rating from AAA to AA+ on Friday, lives in New York City, received an MA in English literature at Columbia University and got his financial start with the second largest bank in Djibouti.

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