Stephen Nessen

Reporter, WNYC News

Stephen Nessen appears in the following:

Look | Take a Virtual Tour of the 9/11 Memorial

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Fresh grass has recently been laid at the 9/11 Memorial in preparation for the 10th anniversary. The site will be open by then and play host to a memorial service with victims of the attack and President Barack Obama and former President George W. Bush. The Museum is expected to be open a year later.


Newer City Buildings Withstand Quake, Older Ones Are Cause for Concern

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Structural engineers and architects said some of the city’s older buildings are not reinforced, and a stronger quake than the one that rocked the city  Tuesday could have caused maj...

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Libyans in New York Keep Close Watch on Tripoli

Monday, August 22, 2011


Since opposition forces overran Tripoli this week and declared an end to Moammar Gadhafi's decades in power, Libyans in New York and elsewhere have been watching events unfold in their home country.

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As Racial Tensions Fade, Memory of Crown Heights Riots Lives on 20 Years Later

Friday, August 19, 2011

Menachem Shagalow was just a thirtysomething recent immigrant from Israel when he stumbled home bloodied from the Crown Heights riots 20 years ago Friday, a violent event that is seared into his memory and ripped at the fabric of race relations in the city.


How the Ancient City Sewer System Handles Record Rain

Monday, August 15, 2011

More than 8 inches of rain fell on parts of New York City in the span of one day this week, but the city's ancient pipes and sewer systems — which dates back to the 1870s in some pl...

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Psych Exam Finds Man Accused of Killing Brooklyn Boy Has Personality Disorder

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Levi Aron, the hardware store clerk charged with murdering an 8-year-old Brooklyn boy, has a personality disorder, according to a psychiatric evaluation. 

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Look | World Trade Center Site Gets Prepped for 10th Anniversary

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Look PHOTOS. WNYC began visiting the World Trade Center site in April 2010 and continues to document the construction of 1 World Trade Center, the 9/11 Memorial, the transportation h...

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Q&A | 5 Questions With an Investor on 401Ks After Stocks Swing

Tuesday, August 09, 2011

After another volatile day on Wall Street, WNYC checked in with Erika Safran founder of Safran Wealth Advisors, to see how her clients — many retired and living off of their 401Ks and investments are reacting.


Meet the Man Who Downgraded the US Credit Rating

Tuesday, August 09, 2011

John B. Chambers, one of three credit analysts at Standard & Poor's who downgraded the U.S. credit rating from AAA to AA+ on Friday, lives in New York City, received an MA in English literature at Columbia University and got his financial start with the second largest bank in Djibouti.

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Q&A | 5 Questions With Economist Editor on the Debt Crisis

Monday, August 08, 2011

Standard & Poor's downgraded the U.S.'s credit rating agency, and economists had mixed reactions. WNYC spoke with Steven Leslie, managing editor of financial services for the Economist Intelligence Unit.


Q&A | 5 Questions With Columbia Business School Professor on the Debt Crisis

Monday, August 08, 2011

Standard & Poor's downgraded the U.S.'s credit rating agency, and economists had mixed reactions. WNYC spoke Andrew Ang, the Ann F. Kaplan Professor of Business, Chair of the Finance and Economics Division, at the Columbia Business School.


World Trade Center Cement Workers Reluctantly Return to Work

Thursday, August 04, 2011

After walking off the job for 3 days in a row, most workers at the World Trade Center returned Thursday morning after their contracts were extended for another 2 weeks. A contingent of over 50 concrete and cement workers, whose contracts do not restrict them from striking, held out for about an hour.


World Trade Center Workers to Return to Work After 3-Day Walk-Off

Wednesday, August 03, 2011

All concrete workers at the World Trade Center site are expected to be back on the job Thursday, following three days off the job on what many called a "silent strike."


World Trade Center Workers Walk Off Job for Second Day

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Laborers at the World Trade Center walked off the site Tuesday for the second day amid contract negotiations. Nearly 200 cement workers, whose contracts expired on July 1, were joined Tuesday by carpenters at the World Trade Center site and other cement workers from around the city.

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For Cancer-Stricken, 9/11 Health Benefits Are Just Out of Reach

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Kirk Arsenault, 47, was a top-rate demolisher when he was hired to remove debris at Ground Zero after the September 11, 2001, attacks. Now, he says he takes 27 types of medication to...

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Family Court Judge Ronald Richter Tapped to Be New ACS Chief

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Mayor Michael Bloomberg selected family court judge Ronald Richter to be the next head of the Administration for Children's services, a day after child services chief John Mattingly resigned from his post.

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Sewage Spills Common in Area Waterways, Environmental Advocates Say

Monday, July 25, 2011

The Harlem sewage wastewater treatment plant dumped 200 million gallons of sewage into the Hudson last week — and over the course of a year, 30 billion gallons of combined rain and sewage overflow is released into the New York harbor, according to the captain of the Hudson Riverkeeper boat, John Lipscomb.

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Man Accused of Killing Brooklyn Boy Wanted His Own Kids, Ex Says

Friday, July 15, 2011

The hardware store clerk accused of brutally killing a Brooklyn boy frequented karaoke bars, dreamed of appearing on "American Idol" and wanted kids of his own some day, his ex-wife told WNYC.


Man Accused of Killing Brooklyn Boy Was 'Creepy,' 'Emotionless'

Thursday, July 14, 2011

The man accused of abducting and brutally killing an 8-year-old boy in Borough Park, Brooklyn, this week was "creepy" and kept to himself, according to co-workers and neighbors.

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Look | Sneak Peek at the Fulton Street Transit Center

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Look WNYC got a look at the a half-mile long connection hub known as the Fulton Street Transit Center, which isn't expected to be completed until 2016. The renovation process has unc...

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