Stephen Nessen

Reporter, WNYC News

Stephen Nessen appears in the following:

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.


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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