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:
Thursday, March 22, 2018
A lobbyist known for creating shadowy non-profit organizations launched an ad campaign blaming New York's union labor for bad subway performance.
Friday, March 16, 2018
With Trump working actively to not fund let Congress give funds to the Gateway Project, local businesses are ready to talk about a private funding scheme to get the project moving.
Thursday, March 15, 2018
De Blasio wants to close two big loopholes that let the driver in the fatal crash behind the wheel despite eight moving violations and an apparent medical condition.
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
The U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York is joining in a lawsuit against the MTA over one subway station in the Bronx.
Sunday, March 11, 2018
A private charter helicopter hired for a photo shoot crashed into the East River on Sunday night and flipped upside down in the water, killing five passengers aboard. The pilot survived.
Friday, March 09, 2018
The MTA has chosen six winners in its $3 million competition.
Thursday, March 08, 2018
While de Blasio has refused to pay half of the $836 million Subway Action Plan, City Council Speaker Corey Johnson said he's open to it.
Wednesday, March 07, 2018
If a congestion pricing plan is going to reduce traffic, Bruce Schaller argues the fee should be by the hour, and steep.
Tuesday, March 06, 2018
The mayor faced dozens of protesters at a rally outside the Park Slope YMCA, and advocates are pushing for changes anytime the city repaves a street, after two children died Monday.
Thursday, March 01, 2018
The Metropolitan Museum of Art's pay-what-you-wish-but-you-must-pay-something admissions policy is over. Some visitors decided it was no longer worth a visit.
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
The TSA and Amtrak are piloting devices in Penn Station meant to thwart bomb attacks. But other cities are already trying out far more advanced technology.
Monday, February 26, 2018
Dozens attended the annual ceremony for the victims of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. Many former Port Authority employees consider it a yearly family reunion.
Sunday, February 25, 2018
With just over a month until the state budget is due, transit advocates will hold pop-up civics lessons in subway stations to educate the public on who runs — and who funds — the MTA.
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.