Stephen Nessen

Reporter, WNYC News

Stephen Nessen appears in the following:

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...

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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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Look | Top of the World Trade Center in Fall

Thursday, October 27, 2011

WNYC began visiting the World Trade Center site in April 2010 and continues to document the construction of One World Trade Center, the 9/11 Memorial, the transportation hub and the people working on the site.

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A Newspaper to Accompany a Protest: The Occupied Wall Street Journal Readies Next Issue

Friday, October 21, 2011

From the Wall Street protests has emerged the irregularly published Occupied Wall Street Journal, a four-page broadsheet that editors claim has a circulation equivalent to a small town publication.

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As Interest From the Next Generation Wanes, A Family's Tofu Legacy Totters

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Fong Inn Too in Chinatown is one of the oldest family-run tofu factories in the country, but the fourth generation has little interest in keeping the tradition going. For now, preserv...

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From Unions to Anarchists, Wall Street Protests Draw Diverse Support

Thursday, October 06, 2011

The Wall Street protests have recent endorsements from interested factions — large and small — making for some strange bedfellows in Zuccotti Park, the protesters’ defacto headquarters, as businessmen, union members and anarchists are among the otherwise unlikely to rub elbows.

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Hundreds Arrested During March Over Brooklyn Bridge

Saturday, October 01, 2011

Occupy Wall Street protesters shut down part of the Brooklyn Bridge when marchers spilled onto the roadway from Manhattan. Police arrested approximately 700 protesters while trying to clear the road and reopen the bridge to traffic Saturday evening.

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50 Years Later, A Look Back at the Home Run King of New York

Saturday, October 01, 2011

The record has been broken three times since 1961, but to Sal Durante, a 70-year-old Yankee fan living on Staten Island who is claimant to five-minutes of baseball infamy, the record still stands.

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Look | Protesters March to Police Plaza

Friday, September 30, 2011

Over a thousand protesters marched from Wall Street to NYPD headquarters early Friday evening.

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Snapshot | Caught in a Downpour

Thursday, September 29, 2011

A woman is caught in the rain at 127th Street and 7th Avenue in Harlem on Thursday


In a Growing Number of City Stores, iPads Are Replacing Cash Registers

Saturday, September 24, 2011

At Ample Hills Creamery in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn, everything is made the old fashioned way. As a certified dairy, they even pasteurize their own milk. So patrons of the shop — where milk shake mixers, wall posters and table mats pre-date most of its clientele — may be surprised to find an iPad on the counter where a vintage brass cash register might sit.

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Look | Protesters Gather Outside the UN

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

PHOTOS. Thousands of protesters rallied outside of the UN on a wide range of global issues. But the largest rallies were surrounding the decision by Palestinian leaders to seek statehood through the U.N. Security Council. The U.S. has pledged to veto any resolution brought to the Security Council seeking to grant the Palestinians statehood.

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Water Main Break Shuts Down Several Subway Lines

Monday, September 19, 2011

Crew are working overnight to try and restore subway service on the A, B, C, and D lines in time for the morning rush after a water main break Monday. A 94-year old water main broke around 11:00 a.m. under W 106th Street at Central Park West, causing the shut down of the entire B and C lines and curtailed service on the A and D lines. 

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Snapshot | Picnicking in Parking Spots

Friday, September 16, 2011

In an effort to raise awareness about using public space, participants in Transportation Alternatives' Park(ing) Day are taking up city parking spots to have picnics and stage theater performances.

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Look | Feast of San Gennaro Kicks off With Cannoli Eating Contest

Thursday, September 15, 2011

The 85th Annual Feast of San Gennaro ends this weekend in Little Italy. Take a look at how the festival kicked off on Thursday, September 15, with the 10th  Annual Cannoli Eating Competition.

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NYPD Dials Down City Security After 9/11 Anniversary

Tuesday, September 13, 2011


The NYPD is reducing heightened security measures in the city put in place for the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.

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Decade 9/11 | Ten Years Later in Photos

Sunday, September 11, 2011

People gathered at the World Trade Center site on Sunday to mark the 10th anniversary of the September 11 attacks. And on Monday, the 9/11 memorial plaza is set to open to the public for the first time. Take a look at how New Yorkers remembered the terror attacks.

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Watch | Speaking with 9/11 Memorial Construction Workers

Friday, September 09, 2011


The 9/11 Memorial has been underway for the past three years — since the fall of 2008. In the weeks leading up to the 10th anniversary of 9/11, WNYC producers Laura Mayer and Stephen Nessen went down to the World Trade Center site to collect impressions and stories from the construction workers working on the memorial and towers.


Q&A | Interview with World Trade Center Site Architect Daniel Libeskind

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Daniel Libeskind won the competition of the master plan architect for the World Trade Center site in 2003. There have been much political wrangling, changes and debate, but construction of the site is well underway. Libeskind spoke to WNYC about the 10th anniversary, what the term "sacred ground" means to him and the musicality of the site.

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