Stephen Nessen

Reporter, WNYC News

Stephen Nessen appears in the following:

Huge Dazzling Billboard Fights For Attention In Times Square

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

In a city of superlatives, New York City now has another notch in its belt — the largest billboard. It's hard to get anyone's attention in Times Square, but one billboard a city block long might just be able to do it.


A Guide to NYC's New Pot Policy

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Sure a citation is better than being cuffed, but possession of a "controlled substance" still comes with penalties.    

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In An Era Of Robots, Why Do Window Washers Still Climb Skyscrapers?

Friday, November 14, 2014

After two window washers had a harrowing experience at the new World Trade Center, Stephen Nessen, from member station WNYC, looks at why window washing is still almost always done by human hands.


NBA Commissioner Calls For Legalization Of Sports Gambling

Friday, November 14, 2014

Sports gambling is widely popular but, outside of Nevada, it's illegal and done largely in the shadows. Now, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver has written an op-ed in The New York Times ca...


A Modern John Henry Case: Window Cleaning Robots vs. Humans

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Skyscraper window cleaning seems like a dangerous job, so why in a world with drones and self-driving cars is window washing still done by hand?


Window Washers Rescued from Dangling Scaffold at WTC

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

The fire department said the workers were tethered and communicating with rescuers during their ordeal.

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Bronx Honors New Yorker Edgar Allan Poe on Halloween

Friday, October 31, 2014

Edgar Allan Poe , the godfather of Gothic horror, spent his last years in a farmhouse in the Bronx where he wrote "Annabelle Lee," "The Bells" and "The Cask of Amontillado." 


NYS Schools Are Barring Immigrant Students

Thursday, October 30, 2014

More than 20 percent of surveyed schools in New York state may have illegally blocked enrollment of immigrant students, according to the New York Civil Liberties Union.
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The World Series of Book Sorting

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

When it comes to library books, NYC's 's bitter rival is Washington State's King County Library System. We've got a front row seat in this year's competition.

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Cuomo Asks Public for LGA and JFK Makeover Plans

Monday, October 20, 2014

The Governor announced a design competition to improve LaGuardia and JFK Airports — and how we get to them.
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Why New Yorkers Are So Afraid of Ebola

Friday, October 17, 2014

In New York City, health officials are scrambling to reassure a jittery public that the city is prepared to deal with a potential case of Ebola. But out on the streets, the fear is real.

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A Rare Visit to One of New York's Abandoned Islands

Thursday, October 16, 2014

If you want to see what the city would look like if we packed up and left today, there’s no better place than North Brother Island.

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Forecast Calls for More Rain Than We Can Handle

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Current predictions find the New York City of 2050 will have more frequent heavy rainstorms, which means in a city with an aging sewer system, it's going to be messy.

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City to Invest $130M in 35 Parks

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Long-neglected neighborhood parks in all five boroughs are slated for major upgrades. 


Officials Say There is No Credible Threat Against New York Subways

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Iraq's Prime Minister said Thursday that ISIS is plotting to launch attacks against subways in the United States, but New York officials said there is no credible threat.

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Photos: Metropolitan Opera Season Opens with Protests and Gowns

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Demonstrators marked the start of the Metropolitan Opera's season on Monday evening by protesting the planned production of The Death of Klinghoffer.
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Climate Protests Continue, Occupy Wall Street Style

Monday, September 22, 2014

On the heels of Sunday's peaceful march for climate change, activists staged a sit-in near Wall Street Monday, blocking traffic on Broadway all afternoon.


Here's What 300,000 Climate Marchers Sound Like

Monday, September 22, 2014

It started with a moment of silence. Then came the cheering and chanting of demonstrators from around the world, looking for a way out of a climate crisis. This is what they had to say.

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Bushwick Warehouse Is Mecca for Climate Activists

Friday, September 19, 2014

There's a flurry of preparation underway for the People's Climate March on Sunday, and at the center of it is a  warehouse in Bushwick.


Taxi Drivers Get Sticker Reminding Them to Yield to Pedestrians

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Cab drivers will soon be required to post a sticker on their windshields reminding them to watch for pedestrians in crosswalks.
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