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Stephen Nessen

Reporter, WNYC News

Stephen Nessen appears in the following:

City Commemorates Anniversary of Trayvon Martin's Death

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.

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Olympics Get Mixed Reviews From New York’s Russians

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.

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You Can't Get There From Here — Not on Unshoveled Sidewalks

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 ...

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PHOTOS: How to Spot a Fake Super Bowl Ticket

Friday, January 31, 2014

Thermochromic ink, embossing and holographs: the NFL is keeping its Super Bowl tickets real.

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How the Farm Bill Will Affect New Yorkers

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 ...

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Police Release Sketch in Journalist Attack; Hate Crime Suspected

Monday, January 27, 2014

Randy Gener, 46, remains in intensive care at St Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital.

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Broadway Prepares for 'Super Bowl Boulevard'

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.

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Family Fears Remains Belong to Missing Autistic Child

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.

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New York at Center of Very Profitable, Very Illegal Ivory Trade

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.

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What Happens When 140-Year-Old Water Main Bursts

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."

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Advocates Press for More School Spending

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.

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New Plan to Buy LICH Preserves Some Health Services

Monday, January 13, 2014

The latest proposal would get rid of the hospital, but some medical services would still be available.

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Cooper Union Tuition Plan Gets Final Approval

Friday, January 10, 2014

Cooper Union will no longer be providing a free education. The school's 23-member board of trustees voted Friday to charge tuition to the incoming class for the first time in the school's more than hundred year history.

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Five Neighborhoods Living 'Life in the Middle'

Thursday, January 09, 2014

Jim O'Grady and Stephen Nessen, WNYC Reporters, and Jenny Ye, WNYC data news producer, discuss WNYC's series "Life in the Middle," which is exploring five NYC neighborhoods where the median income reflects the city's median income.

 

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The Middle Class Squeeze in Bedford-Stuyvesant

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

In this vast swath of brownstone Brooklyn, filled with Renaissance architecture and stained glass windows, even people in households making more than double the city's median income can hardly afford to stay put.

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Medical Marijuana Boosters Not Cheering NY Law

Monday, January 06, 2014

Medical marijuana advocates are skeptical of the changes that would make the drug available in New York.

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With No Review, New Skyscrapers Darken Central Park

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

The tall buildings rising up along 57th Street are going through without public review or environmental input—and will soon cast long shadows over some of the park’s most popular spots.

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Mysterious Gambler Brings In Celebrity Chefs to Cook Dinner for Homeless

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

An anonymous donor who goes by the name "Robin Hood 702" has brought in a White House chef and the executive chef at of Rao's in East Harlem to cook a special Christmas dinner for 200 to 300 people at the New York City Rescue Mission in Chinatown.

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Baby, It's Cold Outside: Coat Donations Down 35 Percent This Year

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Dozens of people lined up on a cold Christmas morning outside the New York City Rescue Mission in Chinatown hoping to find a donated coat that might fit and protect against the winter weather.

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Here Are the Top-Earning College Presidents

Monday, December 16, 2013

Every year, the Chronicle of Higher Education combs through hundreds of private non-profit colleges' tax forms and releases a list of the top earning school presidents. For 2011, the latest year available, there were some surprises. The president of Marist College in Poughkeepsie, New York, beat out Columbia University's president, coming in third place after the presidents of the University of Chicago and Northeastern University.

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