Stephen Nessen reports for the WNYC Newsroom and can often be heard live on
Since 2008, his work at WNYC has varied from chronicling the transformation of the World Trade Center through photos and radio stories, to profiling the city’s most unique characters, like a tabloid crime photographer, Mohawk Ironworker and Cuban Salsa legend Arsenio Rodriguez. He spent a year reporting on the oldest family in one of the city’s oldest public housing projects for a four part series. During Hurricane Sandy, he reported extensively in Brooklyn and Queens and continues to report on recovery in the Rockaways. His stories are often featured on NPR, and his photos have been the subject of a Yahoo television show.
Stephen Nessen appears in the following:
Saturday, June 25, 2016
This past weekend was the one of the last opportunities for volunteers to make their final push for their candidate. And several did it with music.
Thursday, June 16, 2016
A hangar at John F. Kennedy International Airport has been storing debris from the World Trade Center attacks since 2002. The remaining items will be distributed by the end of the summer.
Monday, June 13, 2016
Enrique Rios, 25, is one of the 49 victims of the mass shooting that happened in Orlando over the weekend. He was born and raised in the Marcy Houses in Brooklyn.
Monday, June 06, 2016
Only a handful of items remain from the destruction of 9/11: a police car, some mangled steel, an elevator motor and various beams.
Friday, June 03, 2016
She contrasted a school that produced both Ira Gershwin and Colin Powell to the anti-immigrant politics of Donald Trump.
Thursday, June 02, 2016
A shooting at a T.I. show at Irving Plaza last month left one man dead and three others injured. Now the venue is postponing shows so it can review its security procedures.
Friday, May 27, 2016
At a time when the TSA is under scrutiny for record long lines at the airport, officials and passengers are bracing for one of the busiest travel weekends of the year.
Monday, May 23, 2016
Activists are calling on Sen. Chuck Schumer and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand to do more to stop a natural gas pipeline expansion underway in the Hudson Valley.
Monday, May 23, 2016
Pommes Frites, the late-night, Belgian french fry joint, famed for its mayonnaise options, was destroyed last year in an East Village gas explosion. Now it's back, in the West Village.
Saturday, May 21, 2016
Most homes buyers steer clear of flood zones and badly damaged buildings. But at an auction in New York City, that's exactly what bidders wanted.
Friday, May 20, 2016
If it ain't broke, don't fix it. But if it is, bring it on downtown for the next couple of weeks, where a pair of handy theater professionals will make it whole again.
Friday, May 20, 2016
The bank is permanently pulling the plug on its coin counting machines, following reports that customers were being shortchanged.
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
This summer, Prospect Park has a retro way to remove unwanted weeds. They've hired eight goats.
Monday, May 16, 2016
The NYPD is recognizing "Bike Month" with a week-long crackdown on drivers who commit violations in bike lanes in all five boroughs.
Thursday, May 12, 2016
This week, 115 Sandy-damaged homes went up for auction on Staten Island and Long Island. Hundreds of people turned out to bid on discounted properties in flood zones.
Monday, May 09, 2016
The recognition would allow the National Park Service to tell the story of Stonewall.
Friday, May 06, 2016
Six sailing teams from around the world are expected to compete this weekend in Lower Manhattan. The race hasn't been held in New York waters since 1920.
Wednesday, May 04, 2016
With John Kasich and Ted Cruz out of the race, Donald Trump is the presumptive Republican nominee. So how did the New Yorker's victory play at home?
Tuesday, May 03, 2016
The iconic New York City supermarket, which began as a fruit stand on Broadway and 74th Street, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.
Monday, May 02, 2016
The fire destroyed the church's roof and interior in a blaze that started shortly after Orthodox Easter services.