Stephen Nessen

Reporter, WNYC News

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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.


Not Taking it Anymore: One Woman Talks Back to Street Harassers

Friday, April 19, 2013

As spring sets in, New Yorkers are gladly shedding those layers of winter clothes and women are often finding themselves the object of more cat calls, whistles and roving eyes than they’d like. One artist isn't going to take it anymore.

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First City Races Held After Bombing

Friday, April 19, 2013

“Runners are a fierce and strong community the people that support them are fierce and strong as well,” — Stephanie Demmons, 32, said she crossed the finish line of the Boston Marath...


Gun Control: WNYC's Full Coverage

Thursday, April 18, 2013

“Voters value NRA endorsements. The NRA represents literally millions of people around the country, and that's why they win," — Jacob Rieper, the vice president of legislative and po...

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After Immigration Bill, New Citizens Say They Have Hope

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

A day after a bipartisan group of Senators introduced a sweeping immigration bill in Washington, a group of 50 who have gone through the system completed the final step to becoming American citizens in New York City.


Boston Bombings: WNYC's Full Coverage

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Residents of Newtown, Connecticut were running in Monday’s Boston Marathon, in honor of the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. Thomas Abrams was among them, runni...


NY Assault Weapon Registration Begins

Monday, April 15, 2013

Gun owners in New York State can now begin registering their assault rifles as part of the requirements of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s wide-ranging gun legislation, which passed in January. 

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Show Goes on at Theatre Program in Rockaways After Sandy

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

One of the casualties from Sandy was a wardrobe of costumes and props from the drama program at the Scholars’ Academy in Rockaway Beach, Queens collected over the past seven years. The combined middle school and high school was one of the last in the city to re-open after Sandy. And now the drama department is rushing to prepare for a performance of Stephen Sondheim’s "Into the Woods" before the school year ends. 


Castro's Role in Scandal Angers Constituents, Colleagues

Friday, April 05, 2013


When Assemblyman Nelson Castro was first elected in 2008, he was hailed as the Bronx's first Dominican American elected legislator. On Thursday, Castro was named as Assemblyman-1 in the bribery indictment of fellow Assemblyman Eric Stevenson. But Castro spent almost his entire tenure in office as a convicted criminal who had been cooperating with law enforcement authorities for years.

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Another NY Pol Arrested on Corruption Charges

Thursday, April 04, 2013

For the second time in a week, a New York state politician has been arrested in connection with a corruption charge.  Assemblyman Eric Stevenson, a Democrat, was arrested, federal authorities announced Thursday.


Latest Rutgers Scandal Threatens to Stain School’s Reputation

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Rutgers basketball coach Mike Rice may have been fired after a video surfaced showing him shouting gay slurs and physically abusing players during practice – but another causali...

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City Sifts Debris for 9/11 Remains

Monday, April 01, 2013

The New York City medical examiner’s office will resume its search for human remains from the World Trade Center site. The office hopes advances in DNA identification technology may help identify all 2,753 people who died in the 9/11 attack in New York.

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Calling It a Balance, Quinn Says She's 'Proud' of Sick-Leave Bill

Friday, March 29, 2013

City Council Speaker Christine Quinn reached a compromise Thursday night with supporters of a bill that would require companies to provide paid sick leave for thousands of employees in the city.

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Warrants Released in Sandy Hook Shooting Investigation

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Warrants that investigators used to search the home and car of the man who shot and killed 26 people inside a Newtown elementary school were released Thursday morning, as well as information about the ongoing investigation. The documents were sealed for 90 days during the investigation. 

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