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:

The Future of Gateway is in Congress' Hands

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.

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Trump's Infrastructure Plan Leaves Future of Gateway Project Uncertain

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.  

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After 2 Crashes, NJ Transit and LIRR Finally Screening for Sleep Disorders Properly

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.

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Riders Grill the MTA Over L Train Shutdown at First Open House

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.

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Cuomo Proposes New Way to Fund MTA, but Re-hashes Old Feud with City

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.

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This Week in Politics: NJ's New Gov Needs a Mussolini Moment

Saturday, January 20, 2018

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Phil Murphy calls NJ Transit a "national disgrace." So what's he gonna do to make the trains run on time?

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The Cost of Fixing the Subways? $11.52 per Car, Panel Says

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.

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New MTA Cars Hit the Tracks, 2 Years Late

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.

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Head of NJ Transit to Step Down as Gov-Elect Murphy Promises Big Change

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.

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Bronx Fire Kills 12, Including 4 Children

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.

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The MTA Needs Money. How Will It Get It?

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. 

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It Could Have Been Worse: New Yorkers and the Republican Tax Bill

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.

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Commuters Can Now Transfer Money Off 2-Year-Old Expired MetroCards, But Can't Get Two Free Transfers

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.

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Immigrant Delivery Workers Protest Mayor's Crackdown on Electric Bikes

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.

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Businesses That Use Electric Bikes to Be Targeted in New Year

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.

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The L Train Shutdown Will Bring Big Changes to Manhattan

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

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MTA Approves LIRR Third Track Project, Despite Cost Concerns

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.

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With Lone-Wolf Attacks, Expert Says Swift Response Is Necessary

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. 

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Sandy Sent This Die-Hard Rockaway Resident Far Inland

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.

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MTA May Scale Back Emergency Repair Work if City Doesn't Pay Up

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.

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