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:
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Leaders behind the Gateway Project are running out of options for funding, after President Trump's budget and infrastructure plan did nothing to advance the project.
Monday, February 12, 2018
President Trump's $1.3 trillion infrastructure plan doesn't specifically address the Gateway Project, but it probably wouldn't help it either.
Tuesday, February 06, 2018
The NTSB finds the railroad agencies have made progress, but they have a way to go, in detecting sleep apnea, the the cause of two recent crashes.
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
For the first time since the MTA released its L train shutdown plans, the public had a chance to talk with the agency about it.
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
The state wants to usurp the city's power to collect property taxes in some key transportation hubs, like Penn Station, and city representatives are furious.
Saturday, January 20, 2018
Phil Murphy calls NJ Transit a "national disgrace." So what's he gonna do to make the trains run on time?
Friday, January 19, 2018
The latest attempt to impose congestion pricing on vehicles driving into Manhattan's core comes as subway service is on a sharp decline.
Friday, January 12, 2018
Riders on the J train take a look..and sniff around. You may be riding in a brand spanking new car. The first of the MTA's new crop of cars hit the tracks Friday.
Friday, January 05, 2018
The head of New Jersey Transit Steve Santoro will be leaving the agency in April. Governor-elect Phil Murphy has not named a replacement.
Friday, December 29, 2017
New York City's deadliest residential fire in decades spread through every floor of a Bronx apartment building within a matter of minutes.
Friday, December 29, 2017
With declining service, lower revenues and upcoming budget shortfalls the MTA is in search of new and more funding. Fortunately, there are many solutions. Here are some of them.
Wednesday, December 20, 2017
Most New Yorkers will get a tax cut under the new tax bill, but that doesn't mean it's good for New York City.
Tuesday, December 19, 2017
Governor Cuomo signed a bill late Monday that helps MetroCard hoarders, and he vetoed a bill that would've helped commuters who need more than one free transfer per trip.
Monday, December 18, 2017
Hundreds of delivery workers and immigrant-rights advocates rallied at City Hall, calling on the mayor to reconsider a crackdown on electric bikes that goes into effect in January.
Sunday, December 17, 2017
Starting Jan. 1, the city plans to step up enforcement on businesses that rely on electric bikes. Immigrant advocates worry workers will still be the ones who bear the brunt.
Thursday, December 14, 2017
The MTA and Department of Transportation have released a sweeping plan outlining ideas to reshape the commute between Brooklyn and Manhattan
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
The MTA board voted to approve funding to begin a project that will create an additional rail for the Long Island Railroad's Main Line.
Monday, December 11, 2017
When a man tried to detonate a pipe bomb at 42nd Street Monday morning, police mobilized, isolating the incident and kept subways moving.
Thursday, October 26, 2017
Belle Harbor resident Richard Blanck came out of retirement after Sandy to earn enough to fix his home. But five years later, he's long gone.
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Without the city's $400 million contribution, MTA Chairman Joe Lhota said he'll have to reassess what emergency subway repairs will be possible.