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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:

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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TD Bank Coin Counters May Have Needed A Little Math Help

Friday, May 20, 2016

The bank is permanently pulling the plug on its coin counting machines, following reports that customers were being shortchanged.

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Prospect Park Finds Retro Way to Remove Weeds: Goats

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

This summer, Prospect Park has a retro way to remove unwanted weeds. They've hired eight goats.

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NYPD Targets Drivers Breaking Bike Lane Rules

Monday, May 16, 2016

The NYPD is recognizing "Bike Month" with a week-long crackdown on drivers who commit violations in bike lanes in all five boroughs.

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In a Flood Plain? Damaged by Sandy? These Home Buyers Aren't Fazed.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

This week, 115 Sandy-damaged homes went up for auction on Staten Island and Long Island. Hundreds of people turned out to bid on discounted properties in flood zones.

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Stonewall Inn Could be the Next National Park

Monday, May 09, 2016

The recognition would allow the National Park Service to tell the story of Stonewall.

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America's Cup Sailing Back in NYC After Nearly a Century

Friday, May 06, 2016

Six sailing teams from around the world are expected to compete this weekend in Lower Manhattan. The race hasn't been held in New York waters since 1920.

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This is How Trump's Hometown Crowd Reacted to His Indiana Victory

Wednesday, May 04, 2016

With John Kasich and Ted Cruz out of the race, Donald Trump is the presumptive Republican nominee. So how did the New Yorker's victory play at home?

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Fairway Supermarket Files for Bankruptcy

Tuesday, May 03, 2016

The iconic New York City supermarket, which began as a fruit stand on Broadway and 74th Street, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

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Historic Church Fire Deemed Suspicious

Monday, May 02, 2016

The fire destroyed the church's roof and interior in a blaze that started shortly after Orthodox Easter services. 

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4 Ways Donald Trump's Pro Wrestling Experience Is Like His Campaign Today

Saturday, April 30, 2016

At least none of Trump's political opponents have been strapped down and had their heads shaved by him.

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Army Corp Clears Hudson River Park for Construction

Thursday, April 28, 2016

The Army Corp of Engineers has signed off on a 2.7 acre park to be built over the Hudson River at West 13th Street.  The project is entirely funded by billionaire Barry Diller.

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Attorney General Reviewing NYPD Shooting in Queens

Friday, April 22, 2016

George Tillman, 32, from Maryland, was shot dead by police in Queens last weekend. Now the state Attorney General is reviewing the case for a possible investigation.

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After Liang Trial, Mending Community Relations

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

The accidental shooting death of Akai Gurley by former NYPD officer Peter Liang has pitted a community of racial justice advocates against the Asian American community. 

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One Last Pitch Before the New York Primary

Monday, April 18, 2016

The ground game is getting heated as volunteer supporters are making their final push for their candidates.

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Protests as All 3 GOP Candidates Appear at Midtown Gala

Thursday, April 14, 2016

There was a festive atmosphere, as Trump piñatas bobbed in the air.

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Massive Anti-Trump Protests Expected in New York City this Week

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Trump will be joined by Cruz and Kasich—and possibly thousands of demonstrators—at a $1,000-a-plate GOP gala in midtown Manhattan.

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