Stephen Nessen covers transportation for the WNYC Newsroom.
Since 2008, his work 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. His stories are often featured on NPR, and his photos have been the subject of a Yahoo television show.
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Wednesday, October 20, 2021
Two police officers who were caught on camera Tuesday forcibly ejecting a subway passenger who asked them to wear a mask, will be disciplined.
Thursday, October 14, 2021
The agency appears to be having a hard time complying with the requirement that workers either get vaccinated for COVID-19 or get tested weekly.
Friday, October 08, 2021
Yellow cab drivers have been holding protests outside of City Hall for several weeks as the city rolls out a program to help them get better rates on medallion loans.
Thursday, October 07, 2021
New York City is beginning to work with yellow cab drivers who took out unfavorable loans during the height of the taxi medallion boom.
Wednesday, September 29, 2021
The MTA has announced the end of a two-year cost-cutting, job-shedding "transformation" ordered by former Governor Andrew Cuomo.
Monday, September 27, 2021
Manhattan's congestion pricing program will be administered by the MTA. But what happens when one of its own workers racks up more than $100-thousand dollars in unpaid tolls?
Sunday, September 26, 2021
This year the MTA avoided near catastrophic service and job cuts thanks to federal relief. Now the State Senate wants to make sure the transit agency is spending that money wisely.
Thursday, September 16, 2021
The MTA says it's looking for new ways to avoid flooding in the subway, following record breaking rainfall from Hurricane Ida's remnants earlier this month.
Thursday, September 16, 2021
Last weekend a 3-month-old infant was killed in a crash in Brooklyn caused by a reckless driver with dozens of speeding tickets to his name.
Sunday, September 12, 2021
The watchdog group Reinvent Albany says the AirTrain from eastern Queens to LaGuardia is expected to cost $2.1 billion —and will only serve about 6,000 riders a day.
Friday, September 10, 2021
Last month's MTA power problem that caused nearly half the subway lines to go offline for over an hour - stranding hundreds of riders - may have been due to human error.
Wednesday, September 08, 2021
In an effort to address climate change by reducing vehicle emissions, New York City will add electric vehicle charging stations to city-owned parking garages.
Tuesday, September 07, 2021
The most ubiquitous crime-fighting phrase to emerge in the aftermath of September 11 almost never made it into the American vernacular.
Wednesday, September 01, 2021
Governor Kathy Hochul was on the job just five days before facing her first emergency. A power surge on Sunday caused widespread outages, leaving hundreds of riders stranded.
Monday, August 30, 2021
Eight subway lines were shutdown for several hours Sunday night, after a power interruption. Early reports point to a failure at the MTA as the source of the problem.
Friday, August 27, 2021
Organizers of the Gateway project are ready to submit a major funding request to the federal government. It's the latest step to build a new Hudson rail tunnel.
Thursday, August 26, 2021
New York City officials are warning that starting Monday, drivers should expect more delays than usual on the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway.
Wednesday, August 25, 2021
As temperatures rise above ground, commuters often expect to step into the cool comforts of an air-conditioned subway. But it's so-called "hot car" season in the city.
Friday, August 13, 2021
The fallout from Governor Andrew Cuomo’s resignation continues. The head of New York's Department of Financial Services, Linda Lacewell, resigned Friday.
Tuesday, August 10, 2021
Governor Cuomo prided himself on building things that would outlast him: bridges, airports, train stations. But he also made it hard for some transit leaders to do their jobs.