°F Slightly cooler today with showers possible this afternoon. Hear what this means for four very different New Yorkers.

Stephen Nessen

Reporter, WNYC News

Stephen Nessen appears in the following:

Bikers Gear Up for Five-Boro Bike Tour and Season

Friday, April 29, 2011

The city will celebrate bike month by closing 42 miles of streets for the sold-out Five-Boro Bike Tour on Sunday when 32,000 cyclists will pedal through the city in what is the 34th year of the event.


Bodies of Photojournalists Killed in Libya Returning Home

Thursday, April 21, 2011

The bodies of "Restrepo" co-director Tim Hetherington and Pulitzer Prize-nominee Chris Hondros have left Libya and are headed to their respective home countries a day after a rocket-propelled attack claimed the lives of both men while they were covering fighting in Libya on Wednesday.


Look | Coney Island Unveils First New Roller Coaster in 84 Years

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

PHOTOS. Coney Island unveiled its first new roller coaster since the iconic Cyclone opened in 1927 on Wednesday.

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Look | The USS Intrepid Aircraft Carrier in Lego Form

Friday, April 15, 2011

The USS Intrepid is getting a make-over one block at a time. Lego artist Ed Diment is constructing a 22-foot, 550-lbs. Lego model of the USS Intrepid at the museum, just feet away from the actual aircraft carrier.


Reluctant to Turn to Authorities, Sex Workers Attempt to Safeguard Against Crime

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

As the investigation continues into a possible serial killer on Long Island that led to the discovery of 10 sets of human remains, sex workers who fear turning to authorities to report crimes say they have methods of trying to prevent against victimization.

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Snapshot | Willis Avenue Bridge's Final Voyage

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

The 109-year old Willis Avenue bridge drifted down the East River early Tuesday morning as it headed for Jersey City. It was replaced last July as part of a $612 million project.


Look | World Trade Center in Spring

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

PHOTOS. 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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Skull Among Remains Found in Probe of Possible Serial Killer

Monday, April 11, 2011

A human skull was found in the vegetation just 90 feet from Ocean Parkway on Monday as cops moved their search for evidence in the suspected serial killer slayings from Suffolk to adjacent Nassau County. More remains were found in a second location Monday, bringing the possible number of victims to 10.


Snapshot | A Preview of the 2nd Avenue Subway Line

Thursday, April 07, 2011

At 92nd Street and 2nd Avenue sandhogs, or tunnel workers, are busily boring through rock and laying tracks. The 2nd Avenue subway line is a capital program of the MTA and when finished, is expected to run along 2nd Avenue from 125th Street to the Financial District. The MTA has more here. Phase one of four is currently underway.

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Inside the Mind of a Murderer: Hunting the Suspected Long Island Serial Killer

Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Details of the slayings at the hands of a suspected Long Island serial killer are sparse, but experts painted a vivid picture of the mind behind the killings based on past behavior of cold-blooded killers.

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Behind the Gates of Guantanamo: The Challenges of Covering a Terror Trial

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Constant supervision. Selective censorship. No recording in the court room. With the trial of the accused September 11 mastermind and four others moved to Guantanamo Bay, reporters covering the tribunal may find the same obstacles they faced during past proceedings at the facility.


Look| Take a Peek Inside an Artist's Loft at 7 World Trade Center

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

PHOTOS. The 48th floor at 7 World Trade Center  is being used as a make-shift artist's loft. The building's developer, Larry Silverstein, and his newest tenant, the law firm WilmerHale, Mayor Michael Bloomberg and other agencies involved in building the environmentally friendly office space toured the floor on Tuesday.

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Mayor Heralds Signing of First 'Green Lease' in City

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

The first green lease was signed by a commercial tenant Tuesday in what Mayor Michael Bloomberg hopes will become blueprint for future leases and help cut the city's emissions.

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Critics Fear Terror Trial Will Be Compromised at Guantanamo

Monday, April 04, 2011

The Obama administration's decision to move the trial of alleged September 11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four others from federal court in Lower Manhattan to a military tribunal at Guantanamo has some concerned justice will be compromised in what one critic dubbed a "second tier system."


Taking in the Yankees' Opener With a Pair Hired to Watch an Entire Season

Thursday, March 31, 2011

As the Yankees wound up for their Bronx home opener Thursday, fan Michael O'Hara and his wingman watched the game action from the comfort of a so-called fan cave in the East Village — where they will hunker down to watch 2,430 regular season baseball games this season.


Look | New Yorkers Are Sweet on Grand Central Charity Bake Sale

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

PHOTOS. In what was billed as the world's largest bake sale, Grand Central Station was host to a variety of sweet and savory items from more than 30 city restaurants Tuesday during a charity fundraiser spearheaded by Food Network starlet and New York's first lady, Sandra Lee.


NJ Man One of Two in 5.9 Million to Nail NCAA Brackets on

Monday, March 28, 2011

Joe Pearlman of New Brunswick, New Jersey, had never ventured into the heavily competitive world of online NCAA brackets before this year — but it has paid off grandly.


Hundreds Gather for Triangle Shirtwaist Centennial

Friday, March 25, 2011

PHOTOS. Hundreds gathered at the Greenwich Village site of the Triangle shirtwaist factory fire to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the 1911 blaze that tore through the building and killed 146 workers in a tragedy that rocked the nation and paved the way for unions.

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Family Keeps Memory of Hero Triangle Fire Elevator Operator Alive

Thursday, March 24, 2011

When the fire broke out on the eighth floor at the Triangle Waist Company Joseph Zito continued doing his job. The 27-year-old Italian immigrant with a solid jaw and dark features kept the elevator running.

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Some Flight Attendants Express Concern Flying Into Japan

Thursday, March 17, 2011

As the uncertainty about Japan's nuclear power plant continues, the largest flight attendants union says some of their members' families are pressuring them to avoid flying to Japan.

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