Stephen Nessen

Reporter, WNYC News

Stephen Nessen appears in the following:

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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On Heels of News of the World Closure, A Look at Newspaper Ethics at Home

Monday, July 11, 2011

Amid a phone hacking scandal that led to the closure of the Rupert Murdoch-owned tabloid News of the World in the U.K. last week, experts say newspapers in the U.S. employ self-policing ethical standards that can often walk the line of decency.


Years After Deadly Deutsche Bank Blaze, Closure Appears Elusive

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Four years after two firefighters died in a blaze that broke out at the condemned Deutsche Bank Building, the case against a subcontractor and construction workers facing manslaughter charges came to a close Wednesday — yielding one misdemeanor conviction and a flurry of acquittals.


A Film Chronicling the City's Homeless Underground Turns 10

Friday, July 01, 2011

Much has changed since the documentary "Dark Days" put New York City's gritty underground on the map 10 years ago — drawing a homeless community living beneath Manhattan out of the shadows and onto the silver screen.

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LOOK | West Village Erupts in Celebrations as Gay Marriage Passes

Saturday, June 25, 2011

On Friday evening as New York became the sixth state to approve same-sex marriage, hundreds gathered outside of the historic Stonewall Inn to celebrate the passage of the Marriage Equality bill.

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Class of 2011: High School Graduation at Rikers Island Jail

Friday, June 24, 2011

Nearly a year ago, 20-year-old high school dropout Benjamin was arrested in a gang-related slaying. Today, he is an award-winning student who was selected to speak before his peers at the first high school graduation for inmates at Rikers Island Correctional Facility.

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Niche Market | The Joy of Cookbook Shopping

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

New York is a city of specialists from foodies to academics, laborers to shopkeepers. Every Wednesday, Niche Market will take a peek inside a different specialty store and showcase t...

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Weiner's Wife Huma Notably Absent From Resignation

Thursday, June 16, 2011

The wife of disgraced Rep. Anthony Weiner was notably absent from her husband's side Thursday as the fallen politician announced his resignation from Congress after he confessed to carrying on sexually charged relationships with several women online.

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On Cusp of Historic Same-Sex Marriage Vote, a Neighborhood Reflects

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

New York is one vote away from approving a gay marriage bill, and in the West Village — a Mecca for the nation's gay liberation movement of the 60s and 70s — residents are waiting for what many call a long-overdue change to the law.

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Prominent New Yorkers Weigh in On Gay Marriage Vote

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

A bill on gay marriage in New York is close to being introduced with one Republican senator pledging support and the minority leader saying he will not try to sway GOP voters, New York could become the seventh state to allow same-sex marriage, and prominent New Yorkers are weighing in on the contentious legislation.

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Look | World Trade Center in June

Monday, June 13, 2011

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.


Vigil Held for Victim of Long Island Killer

Friday, June 10, 2011

The family of a young woman whose body was found along Ocean Parkway on Long Island are holding a candlelight vigil Saturday.