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Stephen Nessen

Reporter, WNYC News

Stephen Nessen appears in the following:

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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Thousands Mourn Loss of Officer Peter Figoski at Long Island Funeral

Monday, December 19, 2011

Thousands of grim-faced officers gathered at a small Roman Catholic Church in Long Island on Monday to mourn the loss of Officer Peter Figoski, a 22-year veteran of the force who was remembered as a dedicated cop and loving dad.

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Niche Market | Traditional Chinese Medicine

Wednesday, December 14, 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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Get to Know a Local Tree Dealer

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Dozens of Christmas tree stands pop up during this time of the year on streets corner and lots across the city. Learn what it takes to run one of these stands, and why the smell might be worth it.

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Hundreds Prepare for Their Big Fat Jewish Weddings

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Preparation for an Orthodox Jewish wedding might not include a running of the brides, but there are some added details, on top of the usual wedding preparations. That’s why hundreds of couples — and some singles — attended the “Big Fat Jewish Wedding Expo,” Monday night.

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Snapshot | Christmas Tree Shopping During Historic High Temps

Monday, November 28, 2011

On the warmest November 28th since 1990, when temperatures reached 69 degrees, Monday broke 70. And at the Soho Trees Christmas tree stand, customers still bought their Douglas Firs and Canadian Balsams.

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5 Years Later, Sean Bell's Fiancée Revisits Scene of Shooting

Friday, November 25, 2011

Five years ago today, Sean Bell was shot and killed by police as he left his bachelor party. To memorialize Bell, his fiancée, Nicole Paultre Bell, headed to the corner of Liverpool Street (now named Sean Bell Way) and 94th Avenue, as she does every year. “That’s my time to think about everything that we’ve been through, everything that Sean went through that night just trying to make it home to his family,” she said.

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Watch | Tour the Secrets of Grand Central Terminal

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Each day, more than 700,000 people pass through Grand Central Terminal — one of the city's famous landmarks. WNYC took a behind-the-scenes tour of this historic terminal station.

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Look | Protesters Return to Occupy Zuccotti Park

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Hundreds of protesters returned to Zuccotti Park early Tuesday evening, about an hour after a ruling by Manhattan Supreme Court ruled that they could legally return to the park. Police cleared a path at the north and south ends of the park and a steady stream of protesters filed in to cheers and applause.

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Judge Rules Protesters Cannot Camp in Zuccotti Park

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

The same day anti-Wall Street protesters were evicted from Zuccotti Park, a judge's ruled they could not return with tents and sleeping bags to the space that has served as the group's defacto headquarters in Lower Manhattan for nearly two months.

PHOTOS | Protesters Cleared From Zuccotti Park

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In Wake of Hate Crime, Residents Say Anti-Semitism Is Prevalent

Monday, November 14, 2011

Police continued to investigate an anti-Semitic hate crime that rocked Midwood, Brooklyn, last week as distressed residents of the Jewish enclave tried to get back to life as usual in the neighborhood home to many Holocaust survivors and their children.

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Vets Day for the Next Generation

Friday, November 11, 2011

Many young service members will be celebrating their Veteran’s Day this year, and they’re are still adapting to life stateside. For many that means joining organizations like the American Legion and VFW, groups that have served WWII, Korean War and Vietnam Vets for years. But for many young men and woman, these groups don’t provide the quick responses, networking and social media access this generation demands.

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Pet Portraitist Paints Oodles of Poodles & Mugs of Pugs

Thursday, November 10, 2011

In the tradition of peripatetic portraitists, Mimi Vang Olsen travels far and wide to meet her subjects in person.

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Majority of Anti-Wall Street Protesters Turn Down Deal

Thursday, November 03, 2011

The majority of the 79 protesters who appeared in Manhattan court Thursday to face charges on disorderly conduct stemming from a September protest march refused prosecutors' offers to dismiss the charges if they stay out of trouble for six months.

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Joan Didion Explores the Death of a Daughter in 'Blue Nights'

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Joan Didion's latest book, "Blue Nights," explores the death of her 39-year old adopted daughter Quintana. It's an event, “I hadn't dealt with it at any level, and I needed to,” she told WNYC's Leonard Lopate on Wednesday.

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High High Tides in NY a Result of Unique Weather Phenomenon

Thursday, October 27, 2011

A unique weather phenomenon that occurs in the spring and fall caused unusually high high tides in the New York area a few days this week.

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Hundreds of LIRR Workers Part of Pension Scam: FBI

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Hundreds of Long Island Rail Road employees may have scammed their way to large pensions in what prosecutors claim could amount to a $1 billion scheme, authorities said Thursday.

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