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Stephen Nessen

Reporter, WNYC News

Stephen Nessen appears in the following:

New York Philharmonic Turns Junked Cars to High Art

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Found sound is a staple of some experimental music that ends up in clubs and galleries, but on a recent Friday, Magnus Lindberg, the New York Philharmonic's composer in residence, scoured a salvage yard on Staten Island for local junk that will be played at Avery Fisher Hall.

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New York Philharmonic Uses Staten Island Junk for 'Kraft'

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Found sound is a staple of some experimental music that ends up in clubs and galleries, and other alternative spaces. But on a recent Friday, Magnus Lindberg, the New York Philharmonic's composer in residence, and several percussionists, were scouring a salvage yard on Staten Island for local junk that will be played at Avery Fisher Hall in October.

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City Rings in First Day of Fall With Sukkahs, Mooncakes and Carnivals

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Wooden sukkots in Williamsburg, pancake-shaped mooncakes in Chinatown and sizzling treats in Little Italy are all reminders that summer has officially ended.

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Stolen Torahs Finally Find Home in Eastern Europe after 14 Years

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

In the early 1990s, a rash of Torah thefts swept New York City. The thieves were indiscriminate when it came to denomination and borough -- Conservative, Orthodox, Reform, Brooklyn and Manhattan -- one was even taken from Mt. Sinai Medical Center. In total 15 Torahs went missing, several valued at over $15,000. The Manhattan District Attorney created the Torah Task Force to track down the holy book thieves.

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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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