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Stephen Nessen

Reporter, WNYC News

Stephen Nessen appears in the following:

'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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Snow Sculptors With a Flair for the Creative Flock to the High Line

Thursday, January 27, 2011

There were rats and dinosaurs, a life size caterpillar, several octopi, the Holland Tunnel, the Empire State Building and your standard snowman at Chelsea’s first High Line snowman competition on Thursday. There were 14 teams with builders ranging in ages from toddlers to professionals in their 30s.

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In a Brooklyn Courtroom, Space for Young Graffiti Offenders' Art

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

PHOTOS: Artwork created by juvenile offenders on probation for graffiti crimes will soon add a splash of color to the drab white walls of Judge Lee Elkins 10th floor courtroom in Brooklyn family court, where he presided over many of the offenders' cases.

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On Site | An Inside Look at One World Trade Center

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

THIS WEEK: Frigid temperatures settled over the city but work at One World Trade Center steamed on. Workers, stuffing hand warmers into their gloves and boots, said the frigid temperatures somewhat slowed down progress but more than 52 floors have been completed and steel is up to the 56th floor.

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New Yorkers' State of the Union Wish List

Monday, January 24, 2011

WNYC took to the streets to find out what New Yorkers wanted the president to say during his State of the Union speech Tuesday night.

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Inside the Final Day at the Wonder Bread Factory in Queens

Thursday, January 20, 2011

The Wonder Bread factory in Jamaica, Queens is stopping production after 130 years and laying off 175 workers. The Interstate Bakeries Corp., parent company of that makes the white bread based foods like Wonder Bread, and Hostess Twinkies has said modernizing the plant is too costly.

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Veteran NJ Prosecutor: The Mob Is Not Dead

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Veteran New Jersey prosecutor Peter Harvey said the mob is very much alive -- even in the wake of the FBI's takedown of organized crime members that resulted in the arrests of more than 100 alleged mobsters.

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Milton Rogovin, Social Documentary Photographer, Dies at 101

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Milton Rogovin, known for his striking black-and-white portraits documenting social inequity in New York City, died of natural causes on Tuesday. He was 101. 

Rogovin started his career as an optometrist in Buffalo, but at age 45, after his reputation was besmirched by the House Committee on Un-American Activities, he began shooting photos.

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While China's Hu Jintao is in D.C, Other Chinese Innovators Hit Times Sq.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Chinese ad in Times Square featuring inventor of hybrid rice Yuan Longping on January 19, 2011 11:35 a.m. (Photo by Stephen Nessen)

China's soft power push or public diplomacy campaign has hit Times Square in the form of a 60 second video loop. The video ...

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Death of Hero Firefighter Marks First Since Passage of Zadroga Act

Friday, January 14, 2011

City firefighters will gather Saturday in an upstate New York town to honor their fellow Bravest, Roy Chelsen, who, 10 years after he risked his life to save others after the first tower collapsed on Sept. 11, succumbed to cancer and became the first firefighter to die since the passage of the Zadroga Act.

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Luxury Ships Pass in the Night

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Over 100 people braved frigid temperatures on Thursday to witness several massive ships passing in the night, as the Queen Mary II, the Queen Elizabeth and Queen Victoria all left port, passing the Statue of Liberty under a barrage of fireworks.

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Obama "Hope" Artist Settles With AP in Copyright Suit

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

After two years of wrangling, the street artist who created the Barack Obama "Hope" campaign poster and the Associated Press have settled competing copyright infringement suits against one other.

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