Stephen Nessen

Reporter, WNYC News

Stephen Nessen appears in the following:

Using Meditation, Plane Crash Survivors Make Speedy Recovery

Monday, September 01, 2014

Few people survive fiery plane crashes in rural areas of developing countries. Meditation expert Alan Lokos and his wife Susanna are part of that exclusive group. 


City's Sandy Recovery Program Expected to Meet First Deadline

Friday, August 29, 2014

The city's Build it Back program is expected to meet its self-imposed deadline of writing 500 reimbursement checks and beginning construction on 500 Sandy-damaged homes by Labor Day.

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Second Brooklyn Bridge Breach Exposes City's Security Flaws

Monday, August 25, 2014

Mayor Bill de Blasio is holding himself and Police Commissioner Bill Bratton responsible for the second breach of security on the Brooklyn Bridge this summer.


Thousands March in Staten Island for Eric Garner Calling for Police Accountability

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Thousands of protestors called for police accountability for the death of Eric Garner in Staten Island. The rally was billed as the "We Will Not Go Back" march.


August in the City Has Its Upside

Friday, August 22, 2014

Best thing about New York in the summer? It's not Shakespeare in the Park or Summer Stage. It's the little perks that only New Yorkers can appreciate.

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NYPD Chief Has Message for New Officers: Save the Children

Monday, June 30, 2014

Police Commissioner Bill Bratton has a new goal for the latest class of NYPD graduates: Save the children. The commissioner told the class of 610 cadets that he wanted them to help prevent children from joining cliques and crews.

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Central Park 5 Say Despite $40 Million Settlement, Scars Remain

Friday, June 27, 2014

What was supposed to be victory speech, closing the chapter on a decades-long struggle to clear their names, turned into a tearful ceremony outside City Hall on Friday.

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Rockaway Ferry Given Fourth Lifeline, Service Extended to Fall

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Commuters from the Rockaways who've come to rely on the daily ferry service between Rockaway Beach and Lower Manhattan have been given another lifeline.

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In Basketball Country, Soccer is Gaining Traction with Homeless and Low-Income Kids

Thursday, June 19, 2014

In East New York, Brooklyn, basketball is king. But one group is hoping to teach children from low income and homeless families another meaning for the word "dribble."

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Complaints, Violations at Accused Murderer's Group Home

Friday, June 06, 2014


The mentally ill, ex-convict accused of murdering a six-year-old Brooklyn boy in a public housing elevator was living at a nearby group home that has been the subject of numerous complaints and violations.


Emotional Farewell for Young Stabbing Victim PJ Avitto

Friday, June 06, 2014


Hundreds of mourners packed an East New York church to remember the life of the six-year-old fatally stabbed in a public housing elevator on Sunday.


After Stabbings, a Neighborhood on Edge

Wednesday, June 04, 2014


Residents of the Boulevard Houses are concerned the suspect has not been caught, and angry that more hasn't been done to protect the community.


From Tiananmen Square to Times Square, One Chinese Dissident Keeps Fighting for Democracy

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

This week is the 25th anniversary of protests that saw Chinese troops opening fire on students and citizens. Many leaders of that movement were jailed and later fled the country. One of them, Wang Juntao, lives in New York, and has continued fighting for Democratic reforms in China.


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Summer Is Construction Season in the Rockaways

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Welcome to the new beach season in the Rockaways. But beware the backhoes.

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Occupy Wall Street Protester Gets Jail Time

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.

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Indians Overseas Divided by Election

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.


Photos: First Look at the 9/11 Memorial Museum

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.

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Vying for a Busking Spot Underground

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.


Occupy Wall Street Protesters Call for Leniency

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.


NYPD Includes Officers that Died of 9/11 Illnesses on Wall of Heroes

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.