Stephen Nessen

Reporter, WNYC News

Stephen Nessen appears in the following:

Spike in Police-Involved Shootings Come Amid Scrutiny

Monday, August 26, 2013

The NYPD shot at suspects in four separate incidents over three days – and although none of the shootings were fatal, they come at a time of increased scrutiny of the department.


In New York, Many in LGBT Community Hold Manning at a Distance

Friday, August 23, 2013

A transgender woman from the Bronx who spent three years in jail as a man has some advice for the Army intelligence officer formerly known as Bradley Manning: get counseling.

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This is How Much Prisoners Cost the City Each Year

Friday, August 23, 2013

The average annual cost to house an inmate in New York City is more than $167,731,according to a report issued by the Independent Budget Office.

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5Pointz Closer to Being Razed as Development Plan Advances

Thursday, August 22, 2013

The graffiti mecca 5Pointz in Long Island City lost another battle in its fight for preservation as plans for two luxury apartment buildings on the site moved forward this week.

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9 Key Findings From the Sandy Task Force

Monday, August 19, 2013

A federal task force charged with developing a Sandy-rebuilding strategy is calling to strengthen the region's electrical grids, protect gas supply chains and fortify coastlines, according to report released Monday.

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City Appeals, Requests a Stay in Stop-and-Frisk Ruling

Friday, August 16, 2013

The city formally filed an appeal to a federal judge's ruling that imposes reforms on the NYPD's stop-and-frisk tactics. It's asking for a stay to delay Judge Shira Scheindlin from appointing an independent monitor to the NYPD. 


Egyptians in NYC Fearfully Watching Events Unfold

Thursday, August 15, 2013

In Egypt, more than 600 people are dead after violent clashes between authorities and supporters of ousted president Mohammed Morsi. On a stretch of road in Astoria, Queens, known as "Little Egypt," Egyptians are fearfully watching for what will happen next.


Report: Upstate Pols Wield Heavy Influence on City Housing Policies

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Republican state senators are the top recipients of campaign contributions from New York City's real estate industry, but over 70 percent of the politicians receiving these funds are not from the city, reported the non-profit advocacy group Common Cause New York.


Experts Say City Will Struggle to Prove Stop-and-Frisk Judge Is Biased

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

A federal judge ruled that parts of the city's stop-and-frisk policy are unconstitutional. Mayor Michael Bloomberg has vowed to appeal the decision, claiming the judge was biased against the NYPD. But legal experts say say that won't be easy to prove.


In Two Chinatowns, John Liu's Popularity Wavers

Friday, August 09, 2013

Comptroller John Liu is hoping to be the city’s first Chinese-American mayor, but he was denied public matching funds this week. That means a loss of more than $3 million. The campaign finance board said Liu’s campaign violated the program's rules. It cited a federal trial that ended with two of Liu’s former campaign aides being found guilty of illegal fundraising. 

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Grand Jury Refuses to Re-Indict Officer Who Shot Bronx Teen

Thursday, August 08, 2013


The family of a Bronx teen shot dead in his own home by police last year has learned that a grand jury will not re-indict the officer. A Bronx judge tossed out an earlier indictment against officer Richard Haste in May, due to erroneous instructions given to the grand jury at the time.


NYPD Agrees to Erase Names in Stop-and-Frisk Database

Wednesday, August 07, 2013

Within 90 days the New York Police Department will erase hundreds of thousands of names and addresses it has collected during stops and frisks. Those are the terms of a settlement the city reached with the New York Civil Liberties Union.


City to Reexamine Tree Management After Woman Killed in Park

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

The New York City Parks Department is reviewing its tree management procedures after a 30-year-old pregnant women was killed by a falling tree in Kissena Park on Sunday.

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Report Finds Home Health Care Workers Earning Poverty Wages

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

The majority of the city's home health care aides are earning poverty or near poverty wages, according to a new report from the health care advocacy coalition Alliance for a Greater New York. The report finds 62 percent of those surveyed earn less than $25,000 a year.

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Radio on the Television: Documentary Profiles Eclectic Host

Monday, August 05, 2013

There will be a rare sighting in the New York region Monday night, call it "radio on the television."  A new documentary about WBAI's radio host Bob Fass premiers on PBS at 10 p.m.


Beach Planned for Under the Brooklyn Bridge

Thursday, August 01, 2013

Yes. Or, at least, there will be.

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Red Cross Reversed Eligibility for Sandy Aid, Watchdog Says

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Hundreds of Sandy victims may be denied access to thousands of dollars in Red Cross funds because of a change in the eligibility requirements made without their knowledge, a watchdog group claims.


Weiner Says No Timetable for Hiring New Campaign Manager

Monday, July 29, 2013

Mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner isn't giving a timetable for when or if he plans to replace the campaign manager who quit over the weekend — but he remained defiant about continuing on in the race.


In a Rare Decision, New Yorker Is First in Decades Sentenced to Death

Thursday, July 25, 2013

A man convicted of killing two detectives on Staten Island in 2003 has been sentenced to death by a federal jury. Ronell Wilson is the first federal defendant in New York to get a death sentence in 40 years, according to the Death Penalty Information Center.


Officers Could Be Asked to Staff 911 Call Center

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

The city's new 911 call center has come under fire for so-called outages — and now adequate staffing is becoming a concern, police say.