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Stephen Nessen

Reporter, WNYC News

Stephen Nessen reports for the WNYC Newsroom and can often be heard live on Morning Edition

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:

Ahead of Debate, Understanding Change on Long Island

Monday, September 26, 2016

Long Island, the sprawling suburb of nearly 8 million people, is undergoing significant demographic changes that have many residents on edge.

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Businesses on 23rd Street Hurting After Bomb Blast

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Traffic is flowing and many businesses are open for the first time since Saturday night's explosion in Chelsea, but many are suffering from 3 days without customers.

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Police Commissioner Bratton Retires to Hum of Bagpipes

Friday, September 16, 2016

Bill Bratton retired from public service today following a three-year stint as New York Police Commissioner, his second time serving as NYPD head.

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Music, Spies And Exact Change: The Strange History Of Electronic Tolls

Thursday, September 15, 2016

The surprising history of electronic toll collection can be traced back to the theremin and a Russian spy program. It's still in use, even as tollbooths are being eliminated.

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Do Young People Care About Trump and Clinton's Age?

Monday, September 12, 2016

If Clinton wins the election at age 69, she'll be eight months younger than Ronald Reagan when he was elected. Donald Trump will be 70. Does anyone care?

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How Skyscrapers Have Changed Since September 11th

Monday, September 12, 2016

When two planes crashed into the Twin Towers, architects knew skyscraper design would never be the same.

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Bouncing Back in the Catskills, 5 Years After Irene

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Towns like Margaretville and Phoenicia were devastated by Irene but have rebounded well.

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A Centennial Birthday Dash Around New York's National Park Sites

Thursday, August 25, 2016

The National Park Service turns 100 today. WNYC's Stephen Nessen reports from NPS sites all over the city throughout the morning.

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25 Years After Riots, Community Relationships in Crown Heights Are Complicated

Friday, August 19, 2016

A community rocked by violent riots now grapples with a wave of gentrification.

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At Funeral Service for Murdered Imam, Calls for NYPD Protection

Monday, August 15, 2016

Many attending held signs reading "We Want Justice" and "Stop Hate Crimes."

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It's So Hot...Cockroaches Are Flying

Friday, August 12, 2016

Thanks to high temperatures, one of the city's most loathsome creatures has become even more loathsome. 

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Waiting for Violence to Break Out in East New York

Thursday, August 11, 2016

The Brooklyn neighborhood leads the city in shooting deaths this year, but a 40-block oasis there is on a streak of no shootings. Meet the folks who say they're behind the trend.

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Upper West Side School Gets New Building, But Who Will Attend?

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

An Upper West Side school with a high percentage of students from public housing will move to a new building in the fall of 2017. 
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Protesters 'Occupy' City Park, This Time Over Police Practices

Monday, August 01, 2016

A protest in City Hall Park marry the aims of the Black Lives Matter movement and recall the tactics of Occupy Wall Street.

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Bratton Says No Second Term as Commissioner

Monday, July 25, 2016

With crime and policing center stage, Police Commissioner Bill Bratton says he will step down before Mayor de Blasio's first term is over at the end of next year. 

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From Soviet Russia to the Tappan Zee Bridge, A Short History of the E-ZPass

Monday, July 25, 2016

The surprising history of the E-ZPass includes Russian spies, the world's first electronic musical instrument, and the time government bureaucracy made your life more efficient. 

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New Yorkers React To Week of Violence by Calling for Change

Friday, July 08, 2016

New Yorkers are reeling from the fatal shootings of two unarmed black men by police — and the death of five police officers killed in Dallas. 

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James Brown vs. Merengue: Volunteers Rally Ahead of Primary in 13th Congressional District

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.

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Port Authority Aims To Empty Hangar Of World Trade Center Debris Soon

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.

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Brooklyn Man Killed in Orlando Shooting Was a Family Man and Church-Goer

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. 

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