Stephen Nessen appears in the following:
Friday, March 14, 2014
Hundreds of people remain displaced following this week's explosion in East Harlem, but the city is working to help.
Thursday, March 13, 2014
As of 7:15 Thursday evening, the NYPD reports that eight people died as a result of the massive explosion on 116th St. in East Harlem. WNYC reporter Stephen Nessen updates the news about yesterday's fatal gas explosion that leveled two buildings on Park Avenue. Also, Robert Rodriguez, New York State Assembly Member (D-68th) representing East Harlem, talks about the emergency response and resources available to those affected by the explosion in his district, and any policy response that may be proposed. Plus, Irwin Redlener, director of the National Center for Disaster Preparedness at the Earth Institute at Columbia University, offers advice for preparing for and responding to disasters like yesterday's gas explosion.
Later, Jonathan Bowles, executive director of the Center for an Urban Future returns to discuss their report on NYC's aging infrastructure and the role it might have played in the explosion.
Thursday, March 13, 2014
At the site of the explosion on 116th Street, residents walked around wearing surgical masks and a backhoe filled a dump truck with wreckage.
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Residents of the two buildings that exploded in East Harlem Wednesday are grappling with a new life without their home.
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Remember that scene in the movie "Pulp Fiction" when the John Travolta character plunges a syringe full of adrenaline into the chest of Uma Thurman, who is overdosing? It turns out a real heroin overdose is easier to reverse — and much safer.
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
We know New York is an old city with aging infrastructure, but now we have an idea of just how vulnerable it is — not to mention how much it will cost to fix.
Wednesday, March 05, 2014
Jason Collins, the first openly gay NBA player, may be paving the way for future gay athletes. Now he's being compared to another barrier-breaking sports star: Jackie Robinson.
Thursday, February 27, 2014
The 26 temporary boilers the New York City Housing Authority installed after Sandy are costly and unreliable. Residents say they smell, too.
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Communities around the city are marking the second anniversary of the death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin with several rallies, an art exhibit and a film.
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
In Brighton Beach, televisions are tuned to Sochi. But loyalties are torn between the old country and the new. And opinions are divided about what the games say about Russia today.
Friday, February 07, 2014
New York is a city of walkers, but with several days of snow and freezing rain, the walking isn't easy.
On West Houston Street, Lou, who declined to give her last name because her children told her not to leave the house while the streets are still icy, ran into a ...
Friday, January 31, 2014
Thermochromic ink, embossing and holographs: the NFL is keeping its Super Bowl tickets real.
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
After two years of delays, Congress is poised to vote on a nearly 1,000-page Farm Bill this week. The bill, which must be renewed every five years, would restore cuts to farm and nutrition programs, while slashing nearly $9 billion from food stamps over 10 years.
The new bill will ...
Monday, January 27, 2014
Randy Gener, 46, remains in intensive care at St Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital.
Friday, January 24, 2014
The Super Bowl is being played in New Jersey, but New York City hosting the pre-game festivities known as the NFL Experience. And starting this Wednesday, 13 blocks of Broadway will be converted into Super Bowl Boulevard—but not everyone is cheering.
Friday, January 17, 2014
There may have been a break in the search for Avonte Oquendo, the autistic and mute boy who went missing this fall. The medical examiner worked to identify human remains found along the East River waterfront while the family's lawyer said the clothing found matched what the boy was wearing when he ran out of school in early October.
Thursday, January 16, 2014
The penalty for selling illegal ivory in New York is about as punitive as the penalty for being drunk in public — a fine up to $250, or a maximum of 15 days in prison. But the trade is lucrative: a 2012 ivory seizure in New York City was worth $2 million.
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Voicing the frustrations of many New Yorkers, Greta Floyd from Jamaica, Queens, said the subway disruptions were a major annoyance. "It's not that inconvenient; it's just lately everything in New York is a natural disaster. Every time something happens, everything falls apart."
Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Education activists are in Albany trying to pressure the governor to increase education funding in this year's state budget so that schools can get back to pre-recession levels.
Monday, January 13, 2014
The latest proposal would get rid of the hospital, but some medical services would still be available.