Stephen Nessen

Reporter, WNYC News

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Harlem Shake Is the Meme of the Moment

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

It started quietly online with a short YouTube video of Spandex-clad dancers gyrating their hips and shoulders. Several thousand video responses and one Superbowl ad later, it's safe to say the dance known as the Harlem Shake has gone from meme to mainstream. 

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Love Stinks: A Valentine's Day Tour of the City's Sewage Plant

Thursday, February 14, 2013

"Only our love hath no decay," the Renaissance poet John Donne once wrote, and in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, at the city’s largest waste water sewage treatment plant, couples came to prove it.

Only our love hath no decay, the Renaissance poet John Donne [DUN] wrote. And in Greenpoint, Brooklyn at the city’s largest waste water treatment plant, couples came to prove it.

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Rockaway Beaches Won't Be Back to Normal for Summer: Army Corps

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Beaches in the Rockaways may not be back to pre-Sandy conditions by the start of summer, according to an official at the Army Corps of Engineers who updated residents of the hard-hit neighborhood during a community board meeting Tuesday night.

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Wrestling May Get Muscled Out of Olympics

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Wrestling has been an Olympic sport since 1896, but it may be on the ropes now that the International Olympic Committee has including it on a shortlist of sports to remove for the 2020 summer games.


School Bus Workers Face Cold Reality of Strike

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Heading into its second month, the strike by Local 1181 school bus workers has left many long-time drivers and matrons in financial straits, and without the work they love. Still, loy...
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Ed Koch Remembered as a 'Quintessential' New Yorker

Monday, February 04, 2013

Hundreds of people turned out to bid farewell to former Mayor Ed Koch on Monday.


Heads or Tails? Lip Syncing or Live? Place Your Super Bowl Bets!

Saturday, February 02, 2013

There are several hundred of these prop bets, which include: what color Gatorade will be poured on the winners? Will Alicia Keys be booed during the national anthem? Who will Presid...


Now in a Flood Zone, Residents of Gerritsen Beach Struggle to Stay Afloat

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Residents of this Brooklyn neighborhood aren't happy that they're on the map. Gerritsen Beach, a working-class Brooklyn neighborhood of low-slung bungalows hard hit by Sandy, is amon...

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Disaster Inc: Some Companies Win Big Post-Sandy

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

One person’s disaster is another's opportunity. + Comment | Your Post-Sandy Sentiment+ See | Sandy by the Numbers+ Follow | #CoastCheck Road Trip


Istanbul Police Seek Missing Staten Island Woman

Monday, January 28, 2013

"Although she loved Turkey, she was eager to come home and share all that with us, all the pictures she took. So we know that this isn't normal. Something happened. She wanted to co...

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As Cold Snap Hits, Some Sandy Victims Still Lack Heat

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

As temperatures dip many residents of the Rockaways, an area hard hit by Sandy, are among the 8,200 still without power in the aftermath of the powerful storm that tore through the seaside community.

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In High-Crime Brownsville, Albany Debate on Guns Feels Long Overdue

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.

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Businesses Still Waiting for Relief in the Rockaways

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.

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UWS Spiritual Center Awaits Return of Leader Who Survived Plane Crash

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.


Two New Yorkers Survive Plane Crash in Myanmar

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 Loko...

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Wishes of Hope and Heat this Christmas in Far Rockaway

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Many Far Rockaway residents that were hit bad during Sandy are still living without heat this Christmas.

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Operation Santa Celebrates 100th Year with Low Numbers

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.

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Christmas Arrives Early in the Rockaways

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.


Housing Generations | Life in the Projects: An Uncertain Future

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.

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Housing Generations | Life in the Projects: A Family on Two Paths

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.

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