Stephen Nessen

Reporter, WNYC News

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Judge to Give 2 Cents About Who Taps Starbucks' Tip Jar

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

New York's highest court is hearing arguments Tuesday about whether Starbucks baristas must share their tips with shift supervisors and assistant managers.

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New York City Beaches to Open for First Time Since Sandy

Friday, May 24, 2013

The city's beaches officially open Saturday. But in many areas ravaged by Sandy, like in the Rockaways, the beaches are still a work in progress.

"Ideally, we would hope there would be a lot of people on the beach," said Rockaway resident Monica Lynch. "I don't know if that is ...


Anthony Weiner: I'm In Race for Mayor

Wednesday, May 22, 2013


Anthony Weiner's run for a renaissance is officially on.

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Cops Tempting Would-Be Thieves With Wallets Is Unfair, Ethicist Says

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

The NYPD’s practice of leaving wallets, cash and bags in plain sight and arresting those who pick them up promotes immoral behavior, according to an ethicist.


Latest Security Plan for WTC Site Reduces Traffic and Parking

Friday, May 17, 2013

The NYPD's latest plan for security measures at the World Trade Center site are out and open for public comment. The proposal would ring the 16-acre World Trade Center site with various security measures.

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Hofstra Student Shot Dead in Botched Robbery

Friday, May 17, 2013

A 21-year-old Hofstra junior and a masked robber were shot dead Friday morning in what authorities described as a police-involved shooting.

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Vito Lopez's Brooklyn Backers: 'He's a Good Man'

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Some Brooklyn constituents say they are unfazed by the scathing ethics report that described in lurid detail how Assemblyman Vito Lopez allegedly sexually harassed female staffers – and they are standing by him.

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Judge Tosses Out Indictment of Officer Who Shot Teen

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

The indictment against an NYPD officer who shot and killed a Bronx teen last year was thrown out today.


NY Women Weigh in as Surgeon Says Jolie's Surgery Not for Everyone

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

"This isn’t for everybody.”


City to Get $1.77B in Sandy Aid

Friday, May 10, 2013

"Are there going to be strings attached?” — Michael Murr, of hard-hit Gerritsen Beach, Brooklyn, who is paying for repairs to his home out of pocket.


With Spire Installed, WTC Tower Becomes World's 3rd Largest

Friday, May 10, 2013

The silver steel spire was installed atop One World Trade Center on Friday – making the 1776-foot structure the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere.

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As Corruption Scandal Widens, Black Political Leaders Reflect on Implications

Thursday, May 09, 2013

There’s a sense that the widening corruption probe is a sad end to what once seemed to be a promising moment for black political power in Albany.

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Lessons from San Francisco as Paid Sick Leave Bill Passes NYC

Wednesday, May 08, 2013

The City Council passed a landmark paid sick leave bill on Wednesday. The bill, which would require five paid sick days a year, would affect 300,000 New Yorkers and apply to businesses with 20 or more employees starting April 1, 2014.


Brooklyn Park Named After Beastie Boy MCA

Friday, May 03, 2013

"Everything has been surreal for me for the past 30 years, it just adds onto another completely odd moment. Some of them have been very happy, some of them have been very sad. Today...

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'Model' Politician: Snapshot of Liu Coverage in the Chinese Press

Friday, May 03, 2013

The New York Post refers to Liu as an “embattled” politician while the Hong Kong-based World Journal refers to Liu as "a model Chinese politician."

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One Man's Search for the Elusive Snakehead Fish in Central Park

Wednesday, May 01, 2013

"It is its an aggressive fish," said angler Noel Rodriguez. "It's something that has to get out of this water."

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Future of the Rockaways Hinges on a Successful Summer

Wednesday, May 01, 2013

On the Rockaway peninsula in Queens catastrophic damages from Sandy are still visible, and many residents and business owners wonder if anyone will come to a beach that’s still under construction this summer.

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L.I. School Re-Opens Six Months After Sandy

Monday, April 29, 2013

While all New York City school buildings damaged by Sandy are operational, one school just over city lines on Long Island took a little longer to re-open. Students returned to a renovated facility on Monday.

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NYPD to Study Airborne Chemical Attacks

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

The NYPD and a national laboratory will be studying how chemical weapons could spread in the air and throughout the subway system this summer in what is the first study of its kind in such a large urban environment.

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Kingsbridge Armory in Bronx Slated for Ice Sports Complex

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

The Bronx may soon be home to the world's largest indoor ice sports complex. The city plans to transform the Kingsbridge Armory into a 750,000 square-foot ice sports complex that includes nine rinks on two levels.