Stephen Nessen

Reporter, WNYC News

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Jet Removed From LGA Runway After Landing Gear Mishap

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

LaGuardia Airport was fully reopened Tuesday after the collapse of a plane’s landing gear sent it careening down the tarmac — temporarily closing the facility and sending at leas...


Catching the Wave: Black Surfing Scene Takes Off in the Rockaways

Thursday, June 20, 2013

"I was like, ‘Wow, black guy surfing?’ And they were all crowding around him like he was freaking Mick Jagger or something." — Louis Harris, who was inspired to surf by fellow black athlete.

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To Neighbors, Gandolfini Was Far From Gruff Mob Boss He Played on TV

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

"[He was] just a nice neighborhood person, who happened to be famous." — Sara Mattler, who works in the Tribeca building owned by Gandolfini

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The 'Most Expensive Beach in America' Gets More So

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

This summer the beaches in the Rockaways may be more crowded than in past years. That's because there is less beach to bask on: Sandy made it a lot narrower. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will start to replace that lost sand, making the most expensive beach in America even more costly.

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Major BAM Development to Move Forward After Delays

Monday, June 17, 2013

The city council approved a 32-story, mixed-use apartment building and cultural center known as BAM South on Monday.

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Fighting Unwanted Cat Calls, One Poster At A Time

Saturday, June 15, 2013

It's hard to go unnoticed in New York City, with everyone checking out the latest fashions and hairstyles. As the weather warms, some women who are shedding those winter layers are finding themselves the object of more cat calls, whistles and roving eyes than they'd like.

Artist Tatayana Fazlalizadeh is ...


City Close to Hitting 911 Response Goal

Friday, June 14, 2013

The city's goal of responding to serious medical emergencies in 10 minutes or less 90 percent of the time is close to success — but isn't there yet, according to a report released Friday by the Independent Budget Office.


On Morning After Pill, New Yorkers Are Mixed About Access

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

New Yorkers have mixed reactions to the Obama administration's decision to will reverse course and comply with a New York judge's order to allow girls of any age to buy emergency contraception without prescriptions.


Human Error to Blame for Ambulance Delay in Child's Death: FDNY

Friday, June 07, 2013

New York City Fire Commissioner Sal Cassano says human error is behind a delay in getting an ambulance to the scene of a car accident that resulted in the death of a 4-year-old girl on the Upper West Side earlier this week.


R Train Service to Halt Between Brooklyn, Manhattan

Wednesday, June 05, 2013

There will be no R train service between Brooklyn and Manhattan for at least a year starting in August as the MTA shuts down a key tunnel to repair damage sustained during Sandy, officials say. 

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In Brighton Beach, Turkish Ex-Pats Pay Close Attention to Unrest Overseas

Monday, June 03, 2013

Many Turkish ex-pats in New York City woke up Monday to news of further protests and unrest in their home country.


City's 911 Call Center Disrupted by 4th Glitch

Friday, May 31, 2013

The city's new 911 system was again disrupted overnight when some work stations went off-line in what is the the fourth computer glitch since new software was installed Wednesday, officials said.


City's 911 Call Center Crashes Over Tech Snafu

Thursday, May 30, 2013

New York City rolled out a new 911 emergency call system on Wednesday, but a glitch took several computers offline for 12 minutes — leaving some operators at the city's main call center in Brooklyn to write notes by hand.


Cooper Union Student Protests Spill into Graduation Ceremony

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Cooper Union's graduating class used Wednesday's ceremony to display their disapproval for the school's plan to begin charging tuition in 2014, for the first time in its history. Many students, including the student speaker, refused to shake hands with President Jamshed Bharucha when receiving their diplomas on stage.


Red Cross has Millions in Unspent Donations After Sandy

Tuesday, May 28, 2013


The Red Cross has raked in $303 million in donations since Sandy struck the region last October, but the organization has only spent two-thirds of that, leaving $111 million in its coffers.

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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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