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Stephen Nessen

Reporter, WNYC News

Stephen Nessen appears in the following:

Inside the Mind of a Murderer: Hunting the Suspected Long Island Serial Killer

Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Details of the slayings at the hands of a suspected Long Island serial killer are sparse, but experts painted a vivid picture of the mind behind the killings based on past behavior of cold-blooded killers.

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Behind the Gates of Guantanamo: The Challenges of Covering a Terror Trial

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Constant supervision. Selective censorship. No recording in the court room. With the trial of the accused September 11 mastermind and four others moved to Guantanamo Bay, reporters covering the tribunal may find the same obstacles they faced during past proceedings at the facility.

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Look| Take a Peek Inside an Artist's Loft at 7 World Trade Center

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

PHOTOS. The 48th floor at 7 World Trade Center  is being used as a make-shift artist's loft. The building's developer, Larry Silverstein, and his newest tenant, the law firm WilmerHale, Mayor Michael Bloomberg and other agencies involved in building the environmentally friendly office space toured the floor on Tuesday.

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Mayor Heralds Signing of First 'Green Lease' in City

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

The first green lease was signed by a commercial tenant Tuesday in what Mayor Michael Bloomberg hopes will become blueprint for future leases and help cut the city's emissions.

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Critics Fear Terror Trial Will Be Compromised at Guantanamo

Monday, April 04, 2011

The Obama administration's decision to move the trial of alleged September 11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four others from federal court in Lower Manhattan to a military tribunal at Guantanamo has some concerned justice will be compromised in what one critic dubbed a "second tier system."

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Taking in the Yankees' Opener With a Pair Hired to Watch an Entire Season

Thursday, March 31, 2011

As the Yankees wound up for their Bronx home opener Thursday, fan Michael O'Hara and his wingman watched the game action from the comfort of a so-called fan cave in the East Village — where they will hunker down to watch 2,430 regular season baseball games this season.

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Look | New Yorkers Are Sweet on Grand Central Charity Bake Sale

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

PHOTOS. In what was billed as the world's largest bake sale, Grand Central Station was host to a variety of sweet and savory items from more than 30 city restaurants Tuesday during a charity fundraiser spearheaded by Food Network starlet and New York's first lady, Sandra Lee.

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NJ Man One of Two in 5.9 Million to Nail NCAA Brackets on ESPN.com

Monday, March 28, 2011

Joe Pearlman of New Brunswick, New Jersey, had never ventured into the heavily competitive world of online NCAA brackets before this year — but it has paid off grandly.

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Hundreds Gather for Triangle Shirtwaist Centennial

Friday, March 25, 2011

PHOTOS. Hundreds gathered at the Greenwich Village site of the Triangle shirtwaist factory fire to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the 1911 blaze that tore through the building and killed 146 workers in a tragedy that rocked the nation and paved the way for unions.

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Family Keeps Memory of Hero Triangle Fire Elevator Operator Alive

Thursday, March 24, 2011

When the fire broke out on the eighth floor at the Triangle Waist Company Joseph Zito continued doing his job. The 27-year-old Italian immigrant with a solid jaw and dark features kept the elevator running.

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Some Flight Attendants Express Concern Flying Into Japan

Thursday, March 17, 2011

As the uncertainty about Japan's nuclear power plant continues, the largest flight attendants union says some of their members' families are pressuring them to avoid flying to Japan.

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'Almost No Risk' of Japan Nuclear Material Reaching New York, Expert Says

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Though many stores in New York have sold out their stock of iodine tablets, an expert said there is little chance radiation from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan will reach New York. 

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Bloomberg Rips Cabbies Who Refuse to Accept Riders

Wednesday, March 09, 2011

The city is further cracking down on taxis that refuse to drive outside of Manhattan with a proposal for steeper fines and possibly revoking the license of repeat offenders. Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Wednesday said such "geographic discrimination" is unacceptable and on the rise.

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Ride Shotgun With an Electric Car Test Driver

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

What is it like to be an early adopter of electric vehicles? President Barack Obama set a goal of having 1 million electric vehicles on the road by 2015 in his State of the Union, but today there are only a few hundred Americans driving electrics. Last November an attorney from White Plains traded his speedy Camaro in for a chance to be a test driver for the Chevrolet Volt, an electric car that he has used to commute 14 miles from his home to West Nyack.

WNYC's Ilya Marritz caught up the test driver to find out how it went.

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Snapshot | Union Square: Italians Celebrate 'Day of Slow Living,' 11:33 a.m.

Monday, February 28, 2011

During a break in the morning's rain, these three Italians did a slow-motion, choreographed walk around Union Square in honor of what they say is the "Global Day of slow living."

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Having a Ball: Carmelo Anthony to Make Knicks Debut

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

The city is abuzz with news that one of the NBA's top scorers, four-time All-Star Carmelo Anthony will make his debut as a New York Knick at Madison Square Garden Wednesday night during a press conference. The team has not confirmed whether he will take the court.

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Snapshot | Last Night of Chinese New Year

Thursday, February 17, 2011

One-thousand red lanterns hang at Market Street and Division Street in Chinatown to mark the final day of the two-week Chinese New Year celebration. (Stephen Nessen/ WNYC)

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Mapping Complaints: 311 Dials Up Its Web Presence

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Next time trash is overflowing on your block or snow remains unplowed, New Yorkers can check if anyone else has called in the same complaint with the city's new 311 map.

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Owners of Church Destroyed Near Ground Zero Sue Port Authority

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

The owners of St. Nicholas church in Lower Manhattan, the parish destroyed on 9/11, are now suing the Port Authority, claiming it did not fulfill a deal to rebuild the church.

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Look | Melting Snow Reveals New Yorkers' Dirty Secrets

Thursday, February 03, 2011

PHOTOS. Clambering over a black and grey snow bank, Almando Martinez's foot sunk into crunchy ice. The 50-year-old plumber looked down and groaned. “It’s disgusting,” he said. “It’s the dirtiest I’ve ever seen.”

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