Stephen Nessen appears in the following:
Monday, May 19, 2014
The last legal proceeding involving an Occupy Wall Street member has concluded, with a sentence of three months in jail for Cecily McMillan. Her conviction on felony assault spurred a popular outcry for leniency.
Friday, May 16, 2014
There are more than half a million Indians living in the Tri-state Area, many of whom were keeping a close eye on India's election results. In Jackson Heights, Queens some were cheering the results, while others despaired at Narenda Modi's win.
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
The National September 11 Memorial Museum is preparing to open its doors to victims' families starting Thursday. The Museum, situated below the original Twin Towers, features hundreds of artifacts from ground zero, as well as audio recordings of 911 phone calls, voice mails and oral histories of survivors.
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
A ragtime xylophone player, a Buddy Holly tribute band and an eight-piece international ska/reggae/roots group are just a few of the 60 performers vying for a coveted spot playing in the MTA's Music Under New York Program.
Monday, May 12, 2014
Dozens of Occupy Wall Street protesters took to the steps of City Hall on Monday, demanding leniency for fellow protester Cecily McMillan. Last week, McMillan, 25, was found guilty of assaulting a police officer, a felony crime.
Friday, May 09, 2014
The NYPD is honoring officers who died of 9/11 related illnesses by including their names in its Wall of Heroes at NYPD headquarters on a new plaque.
Wednesday, May 07, 2014
City Councilman Ruben Wills of Queens has been arrested on charges of misusing public funds, according to an official with knowledge of the case.
Tuesday, May 06, 2014
May is peak migration and it's drawing birders to Central Park in hopes of catching a glimpse of some of the more than 100 species passing through our area.
Monday, April 28, 2014
The Staten Island Republican allegedly engaged in a scheme to underreport wages for workers at a restaurant he operated, including some who were in the country illegally. He is also accused of concealing more than $1 million in sales and wages between 2007 and 2010.
Friday, April 25, 2014
Twenty-three students at Columbia University have filed a federal complaint against the Ivy League school, claiming it systematically mishandles sexual assault claims and mistreats victims.
Thursday, April 24, 2014
Five years after going bankrupt, the iconic Central Park eatery has reopened with Victorian Gothic details, new plumbing and a menu that promises locally-sourced ingredients. Check out our photo gallery.
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
We're not the only species that felt the unusually long and bitter winter. WNYC reporter Stephen Nessen, explains how rats were forced to eat trees. Asian tiger mosquitoes were also hit hard. And new kinds of birds are in the area. What signs of a long winter are you seeing in the city's natural world? Birders, which species are you seeing? Wildlife watchers and gardeners, what other signs of the polar vortex are you observing as spring begins?
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Spring is finally here after one of the longest, coldest snowiest winters in years. Multiple snowfalls and sustained freezing temperatures took a toll on many New Yorker’s psyches, as well as on the natural environment.
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
A unit within the New York City Police Department created in the wake of 9/11 to gather information on Muslims has disbanded.
Wednesday, April 09, 2014
A police officer died after investigating a fire in a Coney Island public housing building.
Tuesday, April 08, 2014
The Rev. Al Sharpton said a report indicating that he was a paid FBI informant in the 1980s is old news. But he acknowledged he worked with the FBI while he was in the music business to protect himself from the mob.
Monday, March 31, 2014
Members of the City Council say the money isn't flowing fast enough.
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
The latest addition to the FBI's Top 10 Most Wanted Fugitives list is wanted in connection to a 2010 killing on Long Island. Juan Elias Garcia was alleged involved in the execution of a 19-year-old woman and her 2-year-old son. Garcia was allegedly a member of the gang MS-13, which the FBI say is expanding on Long Island.
Friday, March 21, 2014
Bagpipes played for Griselde Camacho as her coffin was carried into Bethel Gospel Assembly.
Monday, March 17, 2014
The St. Patrick's Day Parade marched on this year without Mayor Bill de Blasio. The mayor avoided the parade to protest the ban on LGBT marchers under their own banner. A small — but vocal — group of protesters picketed.