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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:

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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Port Authority Hopes to Unload Last Remaining Artifacts from Ground Zero

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.

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First Lady Michelle Obama Praises CUNY's Diversity, Slams Trump

Friday, June 03, 2016

She contrasted a school that produced both Ira Gershwin and Colin Powell to the anti-immigrant politics of Donald Trump.

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Shooting at Hip Hop Show Shines Light on Security Lapses

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.

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How Bad Will Airport Security Lines Be This Memorial Day Weekend?

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.

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Opponents of Natural Gas Pipeline Urge Feds to Stop Expansion

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.

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Beloved French Fry Joint Pommes Frites Back After Gas Explosion

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.

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Amid Concerns, New York Auctions Flood-Wrecked Wrecked Homes

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.

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Pop-Up Shop in Soho Wants to Fix Your Broken Stuff

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.

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