Stephen Nessen

Reporter, WNYC News

Stephen Nessen appears in the following:

Two Years After Legalized Beekeeping, City May be Running Short on Forage

Monday, June 25, 2012

Urban beekeeping has exploded with nearly 200 registered hives in the city, and experts say there may be another 200 off the books. It’s leading some to question whether the city ca...

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Bumbling Guests at the Waldorf-Astoria Sweeten the Menu

Monday, June 18, 2012

As city restaurants search for ever more locally sourced foods, the Waldorf-Astoria has enlisted some very buzzy workers for the task.


Brooklyn DA Holds Closed-Door Meeting With Jewish Leaders

Monday, June 11, 2012

Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes met with a few members of the Jewish community at a closed-door lunch Monday amid mounting pressure from critics who say he has been lax in prosecuting alleged sex abuse in the ultra-Orthodox community.


This Week in Politics: Decriminalizing Small Amounts of Pot, Genting Donations and Christie Backs Walker

Saturday, June 09, 2012

On This Week in Politics, WNYC political reporters discuss the top political stories from the week, providing insight and analysis on local, state and national political issues that affect New Yorkers.

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Life as a Belmont Park Backstretch Worker

Friday, June 08, 2012

Millions will turn their attention for a few fleeting moments on Saturday to the high-gloss grandeur of the final leg of the Triple Crown. But for several hundred backtrack workers, m...

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Chinese Dissident Chen Guangcheng Rests Uneasily in New York City

Monday, May 21, 2012

The Chinese dissident, Chen Guangcheng, who arrived in New York Saturday after diplomatic manuvering allowed him to come as a visiting scholar, expressed concerns about four-fellow dissidents on Monday.

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Details Emerge About Council Speaker Christine Quinn's High-Profile Wedding

Friday, May 18, 2012

City Council Speaker Christine Quinn is set to be married in Manhattan on Saturday — and since the likely mayoral hopeful made the announcement two months ago, the press has breathles...
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Brooklyn’s Hasidic Art Scene Expands with New Gallery

Thursday, May 17, 2012

The Brooklyn art scene is getting another retro infusion — this time from Crown Heights. The throwback references here depict a simpler time, when families were large and lived in t...

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Next Host of SNL is Not Mayor Bloomberg, and He’s Not Laughing (On the Inside)

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Mayor Michael Bloomberg has flexed his comedy muscle in the past, but has never been offered the coveted honor of hosting "Saturday Night Live." Flanked by "Saturday Night Live" head writer Seth Meyers, the mayor said Tuesday that he’s “deeply hurt” that he has never been offered the gig.


Chinese Activist Invited to Be a Visiting Scholar at NYU, Pal Says

Friday, May 04, 2012

The Chinese dissident lawyer Chen Guangcheng, who made a cinematic escape from his village in rural Shandong province to the U.S. Embassy in Beijing, could be a visiting scholar at New York University.


Look | One World Trade Center Gets City’s 'Tallest' Honor

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

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

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84 Arrested as Occupy Activists Mark May Day

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Activists with a variety of causes spread out over the city Tuesday on International Workers Day, or May Day, with Occupy Wall Street members leading a charge against financial institutions.

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Occupy Activists Fan Out Across to Mark May Day

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Occupy activists had said they planned to bring business to a standstill on May Day, but the crowds protesting in the rain Tuesday morning were modest. Organizers had called for pro...

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Meet 1WTC, New York's New Tallest Building

Monday, April 30, 2012

If wind speeds aren’t prohibitive Monday, a steel column will be lifted on top of the existing framework of 1 World Trade Center, making it New York’s new tallest building. WNYC digit...

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1 WTC Is the City's Tallest Skyscraper

Monday, April 30, 2012

Move over Empire State Building, there's a new "tallest building" in the city. On Monday afternoon, 1 World Trade Center took the title when it surpassed the height of the Empire State Building.

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Look | Cherry Blossom Cosplay at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Saturday, April 28, 2012

What the annual Cherry Blossom festival at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden lacked in flowers, it made up for in colorful characters. The cherry blossoms bloomed two weeks ago, but that didn’t stop hundreds of Japanese subculture fans from dressing like manga and comic book heroes, and gothic Little Bo Peeps.

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Look | It's Here! Space Shuttle Enterprise Arrives in New York

Friday, April 27, 2012

PHOTOS. Enterprise zoomed around the city, riding piggyback on top of a modified jumbo jet. Its trip included flyovers over parts of the city and landmarks including the Statue of L...

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NY Ex-Senator Carl Kruger Gets 7-Year Sentence

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Former New York state Sen. Carl Kruger was given a seven-year prison sentence Thursday after telling the court he was  "broken" and "destroyed" for his role in an influence peddling case.

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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.