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Stephen Nessen

Reporter, WNYC News

Stephen Nessen appears in the following:

Back to School 2013 is One of Firsts, and Lasts

Monday, September 09, 2013

For New York City students it was a beginning. But for Mayor Michael Bloomberg it was his last chance to observe the start of the school year after almost 12 years running the nation's largest public school district.

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An Art Director's Critique of Campaign Mailers

Sunday, September 08, 2013

With a crowded democratic mayoral primary and several relatively unknown candidates in other races, mail boxes are being bombarded with campaign flyers. Despite the importance of a robust social media presence direct mail is still a major component of any campaign.

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PHOTOS: Brooklyn Bike Park Marries the Mind of David Byrne to the Art of KAWS

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Biking to BAM? Lock up your wheels on the newest invention in the David Byrne Alphabet. The musician/writer teamed up with a local artist to create a bike parking area unveiled Wednesday at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.

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Ripple Effects from School Bus Strike May Affect Start of School

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

When school resumes next week there will be several hundred fewer school bus routes, according to sources representing the largest 20 school bus companies. This comes after a court injunction ordered companies to restore pay cuts enacted after a month-long strike by drivers and matrons.

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Still Struggling in Sandy’s Wake, Rockaway Sheds Half Its Summer Beach-Goers

Saturday, August 31, 2013

At the start of summer, the Rockaways looked more like a construction zone than a beach destination. Its popular concession stand was still being renovated. The boardwalk that spanned most of the neighborhood’s 6.2 miles was washed away. Work trucks and trash littered the beach.

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Middle Eastern New Yorkers Divided on U.S. Involvement in Syria

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

As the U.S. weighs a possible military intervention in Syria after an alleged chemical attack on civilians outside of Damascus last week, immigrants in the metro area from countries involved in the Arab Spring are divided about how involved the U.S. should be in Syria.

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City to Install School-Zone Speed Cameras

Monday, August 26, 2013

The city is installing 20 school-zone speed cameras that will operate around the clock — but officials aren't disclosing their location. 

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Spike in Police-Involved Shootings Come Amid Scrutiny

Monday, August 26, 2013

The NYPD shot at suspects in four separate incidents over three days – and although none of the shootings were fatal, they come at a time of increased scrutiny of the department.

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In New York, Many in LGBT Community Hold Manning at a Distance

Friday, August 23, 2013

A transgender woman from the Bronx who spent three years in jail as a man has some advice for the Army intelligence officer formerly known as Bradley Manning: get counseling.

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This is How Much Prisoners Cost the City Each Year

Friday, August 23, 2013

The average annual cost to house an inmate in New York City is more than $167,731,according to a report issued by the Independent Budget Office.

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5Pointz Closer to Being Razed as Development Plan Advances

Thursday, August 22, 2013

The graffiti mecca 5Pointz in Long Island City lost another battle in its fight for preservation as plans for two luxury apartment buildings on the site moved forward this week.

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9 Key Findings From the Sandy Task Force

Monday, August 19, 2013

A federal task force charged with developing a Sandy-rebuilding strategy is calling to strengthen the region's electrical grids, protect gas supply chains and fortify coastlines, according to report released Monday.

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City Appeals, Requests a Stay in Stop-and-Frisk Ruling

Friday, August 16, 2013

The city formally filed an appeal to a federal judge's ruling that imposes reforms on the NYPD's stop-and-frisk tactics. It's asking for a stay to delay Judge Shira Scheindlin from appointing an independent monitor to the NYPD. 

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Egyptians in NYC Fearfully Watching Events Unfold

Thursday, August 15, 2013

In Egypt, more than 600 people are dead after violent clashes between authorities and supporters of ousted president Mohammed Morsi. On a stretch of road in Astoria, Queens, known as "Little Egypt," Egyptians are fearfully watching for what will happen next.

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Report: Upstate Pols Wield Heavy Influence on City Housing Policies

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Republican state senators are the top recipients of campaign contributions from New York City's real estate industry, but over 70 percent of the politicians receiving these funds are not from the city, reported the non-profit advocacy group Common Cause New York.

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Experts Say City Will Struggle to Prove Stop-and-Frisk Judge Is Biased

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

A federal judge ruled that parts of the city's stop-and-frisk policy are unconstitutional. Mayor Michael Bloomberg has vowed to appeal the decision, claiming the judge was biased against the NYPD. But legal experts say say that won't be easy to prove.

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In Two Chinatowns, John Liu's Popularity Wavers

Friday, August 09, 2013

Comptroller John Liu is hoping to be the city’s first Chinese-American mayor, but he was denied public matching funds this week. That means a loss of more than $3 million. The campaign finance board said Liu’s campaign violated the program's rules. It cited a federal trial that ended with two of Liu’s former campaign aides being found guilty of illegal fundraising. 

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Grand Jury Refuses to Re-Indict Officer Who Shot Bronx Teen

Thursday, August 08, 2013

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The family of a Bronx teen shot dead in his own home by police last year has learned that a grand jury will not re-indict the officer. A Bronx judge tossed out an earlier indictment against officer Richard Haste in May, due to erroneous instructions given to the grand jury at the time.

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NYPD Agrees to Erase Names in Stop-and-Frisk Database

Wednesday, August 07, 2013

Within 90 days the New York Police Department will erase hundreds of thousands of names and addresses it has collected during stops and frisks. Those are the terms of a settlement the city reached with the New York Civil Liberties Union.

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City to Reexamine Tree Management After Woman Killed in Park

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

The New York City Parks Department is reviewing its tree management procedures after a 30-year-old pregnant women was killed by a falling tree in Kissena Park on Sunday.

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