Stephen Nessen

Reporter, WNYC News

Stephen Nessen appears in the following:

Basement Excavation Continues as Officials Search for Etan Patz

Saturday, April 21, 2012

NYPD officers and FBI agents continue to search a Soho basement for remains of a 6-year-old boy who disappeared in 1979.


Information Forensic Evidence Can Yield After 30 Years

Friday, April 20, 2012

It’s been more than 30 years since Etan Patz disappeared. While law enforcement official dig up a Soho basement in search of clues, Dr. Lawrence Kobilinsky, a forensic scientist at John Jay College Criminal Justice, discusses  the likelihood of finding remains at the site and how the FBI — if they find something — will determine whether it belongs to Etan.


FBI, NYPD Resume Search for Etan Patz, Missing Since '79

Friday, April 20, 2012

As many as 50 NYPD officers and FBI agents using jackhammers and saws began digging in a Soho basement Friday where a cadaver dog detected human remains in recent weeks, hoping to find evidence linked to the infamous 1979 disappearance of schoolboy Etan Patz.

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Search Resumes for Missing Schoolboy Etan Patz After 33 Years

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Dozens of NYPD officers FBI agents began scouring the basement of a Soho building Thursday, hoping to find evidence linked to the infamous 1979 disappearance of schoolboy Etan Patz.

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Chic Renovations for South Street Seaport Met With Mixed Reaction

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

The rickety wood docks and faux-boat house at the South Street Seaport are a rustic charm to some. But now, a proposal for replacing the boxy red structure known as Pier 17 with a t...

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Anarchist Book Fair Hosts: Weekend Violence Was An Aberration

Monday, April 16, 2012

The hosts of the anarchist book fair in Lower Manhattan where officials say anarchists met before going on to injure two police officers and attempt to smash a Starbucks window this weekend, say the incidents were an unfortunate aberration.


Judge to Rule Later on Civil Suit vs. Strauss-Kahn

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

A judge says he won't rule immediately on whether to dismiss a hotel maid's lawsuit alleging that Dominique Strauss-Kahn sexually assaulted her in New York City.


Sky Walking: Raising Steel, A Mohawk Ironworker Keeps Tradition Alive

Monday, March 19, 2012

Balancing 27 stories above midtown Manhattan on a recent afternoon, ironworker Kaniehtakeron ‘Geggs’ Martin straddled an I-beam on top of a rising skyscraper on 55th Street and grabbed a steel beam out of the air with a steady gloved hands.

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Ambrose Lightship Returns to South Street Seaport Museum

Monday, March 05, 2012

The South Street Seaport Museum has been missing a key piece of its maritime collection since January: the Ambrose lightship. The vessel, built in 1908, was sent over to Staten Island for repairs. Flanked by an FDNY water boat salute — streams of water announcing her return — the Ambrose docked at home on Monday.


Meet Comptroller John Liu’s Treasurer Jenny Hou

Friday, March 02, 2012

Jenny Hou is a 25-year-old Rutgers graduate who grew up in Beijing, loves to talk about food and is a big fan of the Knicks standout Jeremy Lin.

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Cuban Music Legend Arsenio Rodriguez to Get Grave Marker

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Cuban bandleader and musician Arsenio Rodriguez lies in an unmarked grave at Ferncliff Cemetery in Hartsdale. But that's about to change thanks to a few Rodriguez enthusiasts and a...

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Targeted Muslims in NJ Say Reports of NYPD Spying Are 'Shocking'

Thursday, February 23, 2012

A day after New Jersey Governor Chris Christie described reports of NYPD surveillance targeting Muslims in Newark as “disturbing,” many of those monitored said they were stunned to learn that the department had singled out their businesses, schools and mosques.

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In Brooklyn Enclaves And Beyond, Syrians Overcome Fear to Voice Opposition to Regime

Thursday, February 23, 2012

When protests first began in Syria last year, many exiles in the region were reluctant to voice their opposition out of concern for family back home. However, as the government crack ...


Father of Unarmed Bronx Man Slain by Cops Says He Can’t Sleep, Still Hears Son's Voice

Thursday, February 16, 2012

The parents of an unarmed man who was shot dead by police earlier this month in his Bronx home describe their son as a loving teen who babysat his cousins, helped neighbors with groceries and got along with everyone.

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Wounded NYPD Officer Released From Hospital

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

A New York City police detective was released from the hospital Wednesday following a subway station shootout that resulted in the suspect's death, police said.


Keeping the Memory of Cuban Legend and Conga Master Arsenio Rodriguez Alive

Friday, February 10, 2012

The Cuban bandleader and musician Arsenio Rodriguez, born 100 years ago, was a heavy man, who wore sharp suits, big round glasses and is often credited as the godfather of salsa mus...

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Look | Thousands Gather to Fete Super Bowl Champion Giants

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Thousands of fans roared as New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning hoisted the team's Super Bowl trophy from a glittering blue-and-white float Tuesday during a victory parade along the Canyon of Heroes, where the city has honored stars for almost a century.

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Giants Super Bowl Parade Prep: Getting the Ticker-Tape Ready

Monday, February 06, 2012

As the New York Giants ride up the “Canyon of Heroes,” waving to admiring fans, shredded paper, once ticker tape, now recycled unprinted newspaper, will rain down on the Super Bowl champs.

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Muslim Groups Protest NYPD Practices

Friday, February 03, 2012

Several Muslim and interfaith groups demonstrated at Foley Square in Lower Manhattan Friday to call for more police oversight and protest against what they say are discriminatory practices in the department.


Chasing Crime With a Spot News Photographer

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

In honor of the latest Weegee photo exhibit at the International Center of Photography, titled Murder Is My Business, WNYC tagged along with a modern crime photographer from the N...

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