Stephen Nessen

Reporter, WNYC News

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Meet Anthony Weiner's Wife: Huma Abedin

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Congressman Anthony Weiner's wife, Huma Abedin, has not publicly commented on her husband's confession earlier this week that he sent lewd photos and messages to other women online — but the scandal has thrust her into the spotlight.

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A Break From Political Tradition: Weiner's Wife Does Not Stand By Her Man

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

A teary-eyed Anthony Weiner stood notably alone when the married Congressman faced the press earlier this week to confess he sent lewd photos to women online. Rather than stand by her husband's side, Huma Abedin stood in contrast to wives of disgraced politicians past.

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Rep. Anthony Weiner's Twitter Scandal: What May Have Happened

Thursday, June 02, 2011

A tech expert said it's probable a third party who had the user name and password of Rep. Anthony Weiner's Twitter account may be responsible for tweeting a lewd photo to a college student that has landed the Congressman who represents parts of Brooklyn and Queens in hot water.

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Snapshot | Ellis Island Ferry, 11:14 a.m.

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Visitors to Ellis Island take the Statue of Liberty/Ellis Island ferry back to Manhattan on Wednesday, the same day former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin visited both sites.

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Reporter's Notebook: Inside the Courtroom During an Afternoon of Arraignments

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

At 100 Center Street, the famous, infamous and relatively anonymous have all passed through the doors of Manhattan Criminal Court. Most recently, former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn caused a flash-bulb popping spectacle when he was arraigned on charges of sexually assaulting and attempting to rape a maid. But most days at court are far less frenetic.


Look | Summer in the City

Friday, May 27, 2011

PHOTOS. Take a look at how New Yorkers and visitors are taking advantage of the warm summer-like weather by having fun in the sun at the city's myriad parks, beaches and sites. 

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Strauss-Kahn Ups Profile of Quiet Tribeca Street, Posh Townhouse

Thursday, May 26, 2011

A representative for the owner of the posh townhouse where the former IMF chief will spend his days under house arrest said he's unsure if Strauss-Kahn will help sell the $13.9 million property that has been on the market since October 2009, but it will raise its profile.


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Conde Nast Signs Lease for One World Trade Center

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Conde Nast, the mega publisher behind Vanity Fair and The New Yorker, signed a $2 billion, 25-year lease for office space at One World Trade Center on Wednesday.


A City Park Where Lighting Up Is Still Lawful

Monday, May 23, 2011

The city’s public park smoking ban went into effect Monday, but there's one park in the city where the smell of smoke is still celebrated.

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Look | DSK Attracts Media Scrum, Tourists to New Digs

Monday, May 23, 2011

PHOTOS. Media tents and television trucks were parked outside the rented apartment temporarily housing former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn and his wife Anne Sinclair in Lower Manhattan on Monday. 


As Former IMF Chief Readies to Leave Jail, A Look at Life in Home Detention

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn spent at least one more night in his 11-by-13-foot cell on Rikers Island before he will move into a Manhattan apartment rented by his wife in accordance with a bail package he was granted on Thursday. Now, he is headed the way of many high-profile defendants: house arrest.


Maid Accusing IMF Chief of Sexual Assault Staying 'Strong': Lawyer

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

The hotel maid who is accusing International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn of sexual assault is a "strong woman" who is going through a "very, very difficult time," her lawyer said Wednesday.

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Snapshot | In Chinatown, Rent Is Too Damn High Candidate Greets Passers By

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

The one-time gubernatorial candidate Jimmy McMillan — who once shared a stage with then gubernatorial candidate Andrew Cuomo — ran on a simple rent-reduction platform, and frequently shouted/sang his campaign slogan/mantra: "The rent is too damn high."

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Riches to Rags: What Life Is Like Behind Bars for IMF Chief

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Dominique Strauss-Kahn, head of the International Monetary Fund, went from luxury suite to solitary prison cell after he allegedly tried to rape a maid in a posh Midtown hotel over the weekend. Now, the 62-year-old will spend a handful of nights in a prison where the only amenities available to him include a plastic drinking cup, toothpaste and a removable mattress.

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'Lone Wolves' Arrested in Alleged NYC Terror Plot

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Two Queens men who allegedly planned a terror plot against a Manhattan synagogue and the Empire State Building were "lone wolves" with no known connection to al-Qaeda, authorities said Thursday. SEE PHOTO OF ARREST

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Cadaver Dogs Prove Vital in Finding Remains in Long Island Slayings

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

As authorities continue the probe into the sets of remains found on a desolate Long Island beach highway in a case believed to involve more than two killers, one investigator has proved invaluable to the search: an 8-year-old German Shepherd named Blue.


Caught! Bronx Zoo’s Female Peacock Found in Garage

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Following in the footsteps of fellow Bronx Zoo resident the Egyptian Cobra, a peahen escaped from the Bronx Zoo Monday. But unlike her slithery pal, she didn't get out for long.


Snapshot | Bloomberg Presents President of Mexico With Silver Apple

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

In a visit to New York City, Mexico's President Felipe Calderon got a tour of City Hall with Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Tuesday. Calderon praised the mayor's anti-gun program Mayors Against Illegal Guns. He presented the mayor with a silver bowl and was given a silver apple in return.


Commuters Mixed on Proposed 'No Ride List' for Amtrak

Monday, May 09, 2011

Commuters had mixed reactions Monday to a new proposal that calls for the creation a No Ride List for Amtrak to safeguard against terrorists in the wake of reports that al Qaeda planned to target U.S. trains.

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NYC's 5 Boro Bike Tour Becomes Bike Parking Lot

Friday, May 06, 2011

(New York -- Stephen Nessen, WNYC)

Five Boro Bike Tour organizers peddled an apology to riders for a "regrettable lack" of communication during the race last weekend in an email Thursday night.

Cyclists faced delays of up to 2-1/2 hours during the 42-mile tour through all the boroughs. Those hardest hit where riders stuck on the BQE.

"Suddenly, we just came to a complete stop and as far as we could see there were bicycles in front of us and eventually as far as we could see behind us there were bicycles," said Lynn Hay, 47, from outside Philadelphia who said it was her first would probably be her last 5 Boro Bike Tour.

In an email sent to participants on Thursday night, organizers apologized for what they call "a regrettable lack of communication to riders, which caused delays and inconvenienced some of you."

Bike New York said they will make sure the situation is never repeated, even if that means reducing numbers. There were 32,000 participants for the annual event.

A spokesperson for Bike New York said they are, "working internally and with agencies involved with the Tour to go over happened and how to correct it for next year." She added that they are "saddened by what occurred," and "currently devoting all of our efforts to this."

See the full story at WNYC, including a slideshow from the tour.

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