Stephen Nessen covers transportation for the WNYC Newsroom.
Since 2008, his work 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. His stories are often featured on NPR, and his photos have been the subject of a Yahoo television show.
Read Stephen's latest reporting on Gothamist.
Stephen Nessen appears in the following:
Thursday, June 20, 2019
Plus, WNYC's transportation reporters ask for your ideas on how they should be covering cycling for We the Commuters.
Monday, April 29, 2019
The first weekend of the L-train slow down, and calls from riders.
Friday, April 05, 2019
Traffic in Manhattan is terrible, and the subway system isn’t much better. Will charging people a fee to drive below 60th Street fix both problems?
Wednesday, April 03, 2019
Stephen Nessen on congestion pricing.
Friday, March 29, 2019
The New York legislature continues its budget negotiation in Albany, and a deal on congestion pricing is reportedly close to being finalized.
Thursday, March 28, 2019
New York City could become the first major U.S. city to charge drivers a fee for entering the busiest parts the city. Similar congestion pricing programs have reduced traffic in London and Singapore.
Thursday, March 21, 2019
Stephen Nessen on subway accessibility.
Sunday, March 03, 2019
He's asking federal officials to find out why the MTA allowed 4,000 pieces of faulty safety equipment to be installed.
Friday, March 01, 2019
Checking in on the latest MTA news.
Tuesday, February 19, 2019
It was just last month the MTA abruptly announced the 15-month L train shutdown was cancelled after years of planning.
Monday, February 04, 2019
Many inmates had been on lockdown in cells without electricity or heat during days of bitter cold. "They're human beings," said the mother of one inmate.
Tuesday, January 22, 2019
After a year-long stalemate, Amtrak and the MTA have agreed to move forward with four new train stations in the East Bronx.
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
The legislation would legalize all types of electric bikes and electric scooters. Mayor de Blasio is skeptical.
Friday, November 23, 2018
Residents resort to using their ovens as heaters and huddling under blankets.
Sunday, November 18, 2018
Hundreds of people representing more than 100 indigenous peoples from across North America attended the Lenape Pow Wow at the Park Avenue Armory Sunday.
Friday, November 16, 2018
Stephen Nessen on nightmare commutes. Boaty Boatwright on her career. “Charlie For The Culture.”
Friday, November 09, 2018
Lhota is stepping down just days after Cuomo's re-election, and right before the MTA releases its updated financial plan, as the agency continues to battle delays.
Monday, October 29, 2018
New York State bought Sandy-damaged properties at pre-storm value, and then auctioned them off to the highest bidder. Will $18 million strengthen one block in Staten Island?
Thursday, October 04, 2018
The NYPD has released fare evasion data for nine months ending this June. This comes after nearly a year of not complying with a city law that required it to do so.
Thursday, October 04, 2018
Stephen Nessen & City Councilmember Stephen Levin on the crumbling BQE. Dennis Lim & Florence Almozini on the NYFF. Diane Todd & Juliet Macur on cheerleaders' pay.