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Stephen Nessen

Reporter, WNYC News

Stephen Nessen appears in the following:

Monarchs Mark End of Summer

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

The butterflies gracing New York's streets and gardens are Monarch butterflies, currently making their way through the city en route to the mountains of Michoacán, Mexico where they will spend the winter.

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UN General Assembly to Discuss Poverty, Education and Biodiversity

Monday, September 20, 2010

The United Nations General Assembly is holding its 65th annual meeting this week with representatives from 192 countries in attendance.

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Brooklyn Bridge 11:00 a.m.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Workers are installing a containment shield on the Brooklyn Bridge to prepare for the removal of old lead paint. The walkway is tighter now, so walkers and bikers should watch out for one another.

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9/11 Families Mourn As Park51 Controversy Continues

Saturday, September 11, 2010

The air was crisp and the mood was solemn as family members gathered at a site near Ground Zero for New York City’s ninth September 11th commemoration ceremony at Zuccotti Park. Many wore white ribbons and carried pictures of their loved ones as family members and those working to rebuild the World Trade Center site read the names of almost 3,000 people who died there that day.

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Where New York Leaders Stand on the Islamic Cultural Center

Friday, September 10, 2010

The issue of whether or not there should be an Islamic cultural center and mosque two blocks from the site of the World Trade Center is one of the most politically contentious issues of this election season. The opinions of New York's public figures run the gamut from strong support to solid opposition.

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World Trade Center Continues to Rise as Ninth Anniversary Approaches

Friday, September 10, 2010

Amid the clatter and clutter of the work site, the recently planted trees at the 9/11 Memorial are a sign of things to come. The first 16 of the nearly 400 trees were planted at Memorial Plaza in time for this year's Sept. 11 memorial services. At One World Trade Center, the structural steel now rises 36 floors and nearly all of the North and South pools have been tiled.

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Rebuilding the World Trade Center

Friday, September 10, 2010

Over the past year, key elements in the redevelopment of the World Trade Center site and the 9/11 Memorial have finally emerged above street level. But the fate of other pieces of the site remain uncertain. WNYC's annotated map of site provides details on each building on the site, its developer and the status of development.

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At B&H Photo, Employees Say Not Everything Is Picture Perfect

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

While big-box chains and online stores increasingly dominate the retail landscape, New York City remains home  to many independent shopping mecca’s. At B&H Photo, 21st Century technology meets traditional Jewish customs. But what some call ethnic quirkiness, others call discrimination.  The store is currently embroiled in its second discrimination lawsuit.

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The World Trade Center Rises: Following Developments From the Ground Up

Monday, August 16, 2010

Construction at the World Trade Center site has started, stopped, stalled and started again several times in the last nine years. But after clearing various hurdles with the city, developers and architects, rapid progress is now being made.

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The World Trade Center Rises: A Blue 'Cocoon'

Monday, August 16, 2010

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. Here is the latest installment.

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The World Trade Center Rises: Life on the Work Site

Monday, August 16, 2010

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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Uptown and Downtown Scenes: The Manhattan Mixtape

Monday, August 16, 2010

The artists in our essential Manhattan mixtape were not necessarily born in the borough, but like so many residents, they came here to make it.

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Uptown and Downtown Scenes: The Manhattan Mixtape

Monday, August 16, 2010

The artists in our essential Manhattan mixtape were not necessarily born in the borough, but like so many residents, they came here to make it.

 

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Iconic Kiss Reenacted Ad Nauseum in Times Square

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Public displays of unbridled smooching are now being encouraged in Times Square. Standing beneath a 26-foot sculpture modeled on the iconic photo of the American sailor kissing a nurse on the day known as V-J Day in 1945, visitors are already practicing the art of the kiss.

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Iconic Kiss Reenacted Ad Nauseum in Times Square

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Public displays of unbridled smooching are now being encouraged in Times Square. Standing beneath a 26-foot sculpture modeled on the iconic photo of the American sailor kissing a nurse on the day known as V-J Day in 1945, visitors are already practicing the art of the kiss.

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A Garden Grows in the Bronx: The New York Botanical Garden, From Farmland to Orchid Shows

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

In the mid-1890s, a botanist from Columbia University, Nathaniel Lord Britton, toured three locations in the Bronx. He visited land which is now Van Cortland Park and the Bronx Zoo, but he was not satisfied. When Britton saw the exposed rock outcroppings, large hills and deep valleys populated with Eastern Hemlock, Sugar Maples, Gum trees and Conifer and Hardwood trees at the New York Botanical Garden’s current location, he knew he’d found the perfect spot.

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Old School Hip-Hop in the Park: Mostly a Family Affair

Monday, August 02, 2010

The last night of the eighth annual hip-hop jam in Crotona Park in the Bronx came to a close last Thursday night with a performance by the one of the original rap crews, the Cold Crush Brothers.

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Bronx by the Books, Blogs and Newspapers

Monday, August 02, 2010

The Bronx's best known literary titan is probably Edgar Allan Poe, who lived in the borough from 1846 until his death in 1849. But the queen of suspense, Mary Higgins Clark, also hails from the borough, and even the neurologist and writer Oliver Sacks conducted research and worked at a local hospitals there. Below is a list of essential literature about the Bronx and by Bronx authors as well as must-read blogs and newspapers from the borough.

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A Bronx Life: Photographing the Borough for Over 30 Years

Monday, August 02, 2010

Joe Conzo Jr., 47, was in the first graduating class of South Bronx High School and had the fortune to count among his classmates the legends and pioneers of hip-hop culture, including members of the Cold Crush Brothers, Afrika Bambatta and DJ Kool Herc, among other.

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Waxing with the Goddess Minerva: Volunteers Clean Famed Brooklyn Statue

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Perched at Brooklyn's highest natural point (200 ft. above sea level) in Green-Wood cemetery, the Roman Goddess Minerva received a fresh waxing Tuesday morning, courtesy of a few French volunteers (and one American).

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