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Stephen Nessen

Reporter, WNYC News

Stephen Nessen appears in the following:

Cuban Music Legend Arsenio Rodriguez to Get Grave Marker

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Cuban bandleader and musician Arsenio Rodriguez lies in an unmarked grave at Ferncliff Cemetery in Hartsdale. But that's about to change thanks to a few Rodriguez enthusiasts and a generous donation from a musician and Latin music producer.

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Targeted Muslims in NJ Say Reports of NYPD Spying Are 'Shocking'

Thursday, February 23, 2012

A day after New Jersey Governor Chris Christie described reports of NYPD surveillance targeting Muslims in Newark as “disturbing,” many of those monitored said they were stunned to learn that the department had singled out their businesses, schools and mosques.

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In Brooklyn Enclaves And Beyond, Syrians Overcome Fear to Voice Opposition to Regime

Thursday, February 23, 2012

When protests first began in Syria last year, many exiles in the region were reluctant to voice their opposition out of concern for family back home. However, as the government crack down has grown more violent, Syrians in the area are no longer staying silent.

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Father of Unarmed Bronx Man Slain by Cops Says He Can’t Sleep, Still Hears Son's Voice

Thursday, February 16, 2012

The parents of an unarmed man who was shot dead by police earlier this month in his Bronx home describe their son as a loving teen who babysat his cousins, helped neighbors with groceries and got along with everyone.

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Wounded NYPD Officer Released From Hospital

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

A New York City police detective was released from the hospital Wednesday following a subway station shootout that resulted in the suspect's death, police said.

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Keeping the Memory of Cuban Legend and Conga Master Arsenio Rodriguez Alive

Friday, February 10, 2012

The Cuban bandleader and musician Arsenio Rodriguez, born 100 years ago, was a heavy man, who wore sharp suits, big round glasses and is often credited as the godfather of salsa music. Yet, there is nary a street commemorating his contributions, nor a marker at his grave in Ferncliff Cemetery.

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Look | Thousands Gather to Fete Super Bowl Champion Giants

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Thousands of fans roared as New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning hoisted the team's Super Bowl trophy from a glittering blue-and-white float Tuesday during a victory parade along the Canyon of Heroes, where the city has honored stars for almost a century.

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Giants Super Bowl Parade Prep: Getting the Ticker-Tape Ready

Monday, February 06, 2012

As the New York Giants ride up the “Canyon of Heroes,” waving to admiring fans, shredded paper, once ticker tape, now recycled unprinted newspaper, will rain down on the Super Bowl champs.

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Muslim Groups Protest NYPD Practices

Friday, February 03, 2012

Several Muslim and interfaith groups demonstrated at Foley Square in Lower Manhattan Friday to call for more police oversight and protest against what they say are discriminatory practices in the department.

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Chasing Crime With a Spot News Photographer

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

In honor of the latest Weegee photo exhibit at the International Center of Photography, titled Murder Is My Business, WNYC tagged along with a modern crime photographer from the New York Daily News to see how shooting for the tabloids has changed from the days when Weegee was shooting lurid images of fresh murders and breaking news.

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As NY Takes a Fresh Look at Casinos, Decades-Old Gambling Parlors Still Bustle in Chinatown

Monday, January 23, 2012

At a community center on Division Street in Manhattan, a 59-year old Chinese immigrant in a baggy grey sweater and a baseball cap pulled low recently was helping elderly residents sign up for free classes.

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Roaming Far From the Ranch, Real Cowboys Arrive in the City

Friday, January 06, 2012

Douglas Duncan has been grabbing the bull by the horns for half his life. The 24-year-old from Alvin, Texas, faced a different sort of bull Thursday afternoon. He was standing outside the New York Stock Exchange, waiting for the end of trading so he could ring the closing bell.

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Niche Market | Oddities

Wednesday, January 04, 2012

New York is a city of specialists from foodies to academics, laborers to shopkeepers. Every Wednesday, Niche Market will take a peek inside a different specialty store and showcase the city's purists who have made an art out of selling one commodity

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City Braces for New Year's Eve Festivities

Friday, December 30, 2011

When the nearly 12,000-pound Waterford Crystal ball is lowered Saturday, New Year’s Eve, and confetti rains down on almost 1 million revelers, 1,500 rookie officers will be getting a first taste of crowd control, many restaurants will be brimming with customers and taxis will be out in full force.

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Strike Looms as Cleaners' Contract Negotiations Continue

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Office cleaners and building management returned to the bargaining table Wednesday for round-the-clock discussions, attempting to settle on a four year contract before the January 1 deadline. Members of the union, 32BJ, have ordered a strike if a deal is not reached, and say both sides are at loggerheads now.

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2011 Year in Review: A Year in Photos

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

A New York year in photos takes you to unexpected places: from below Second Ave, to the soaring heights of the World Trade Center. Below is a collection of some of my favorite photos shot in 2011.

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2011 Year in Review: Biggest New York Stories

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

It was tumultuous year with soaring highs, and heart breaking lows, providing a glut of stories to follow and keep up with. From the Arab spring to the disaster in Japan, to the killing of Osama Bin Laden. Here in New York, after battling a harsh winter, the city played host to the birth of protest movement that quickly spread around the world. We lost a Congressman and legalized gay marriage. Here is the year in stories.

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Watch | Year in Review: Memories of 2011

Monday, December 26, 2011

AUDIO SLIDESHOW. WNYC takes a look back at the year that was: the noteworthy news-makers, the career-ending scandals, the historic uprisings, just to name a few of the headline-grabbers. Take a look at memories from 2011.

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With 8 Charged in Soldier's Death, Loved Ones Find Relief

Thursday, December 22, 2011

The family of Private Danny Chen have found some relief after the U.S. Army charged eight soldiers in the death of the 19-year old soldier from New York City.

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Niche Market | Terrariums

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

New York is a city of specialists from foodies to academics, laborers to shopkeepers. Every Wednesday, Niche Market will take a peek inside a different specialty store and showcase the city's purists who have made an art out of selling one commodity. Slideshow below.

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