Stephen Nessen

Reporter, WNYC News

Stephen Nessen appears in the following:

Nearly 30 Years and $3.5 Billion Later, NYC Gets Its First Filtration Plant

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Nobody wanted a filtration plant in New York City, certainly not in their backyard. Then it cost way more than expected.

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Appeals Court Hears Arguments Over Release of Garner Grand Jury Testimony

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

The appellate judges said the bar is high to unseal information about Garner's case.


Appeals Court Hears Arguments Over Garner Grand Jury Record

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

The three-judge panel is scheduled to hear arguments Tuesday morning in Brooklyn.


You or Your Dishwasher, Who Uses Less Water?

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

It's one of the enduring conundrums of modern life: Finding the greenest way to clean dishes. Should we throw them in the dishwasher or do them by hand?   

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A Puppet Master Loses Life's Work in East Village Fire

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Master puppet builder Matthew Brooks, who has created puppets for Muppet movies, Sesame Street,  and Crank Yankers, lost everything when his building in the East Village was destroyed.

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Beloved Dean of Medgar Evers College Dies in Train Crash

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Eight people are now confirmed dead following Tuesday's train derailment. One of them was Derrick Griffith, the dean of student affairs at Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn.


Amtrak Derailment Creates Commuting Mess Along East Coast

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

The Amtrak derailment in Philadelphia upended travel plans up and down the East Coast. Service was cancelled in much of the rail services' busy Northeast Corridor. Without the train, travelers scrambled to make other plans.


Former Christie Allies Plead Not Guilty to Role in Traffic Scandal

Monday, May 04, 2015

Bill Baroni and Bridget Anne Kelly say they'll fight charges that they helped plot the politically motivated lane closures at the George Washington Bridge.

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Etan Patz Jury Says It's 'Deadlocked'; Will Continue Deliberating

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

It's been 11 days since the jury began deliberating in the trial of the man accused of kidnapping and murdering a 6-year-old in 1979.


Gas Leaks in Buildings Are Common and Often Not Inspected

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

A WNYC investigation finds that potentially dangerous gas pipes across the city are not being checked and fixed because Department of Buildings inspectors don't have access.

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Jury Deliberates for Fifth Day in Etan Patz Murder Trial

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

A jury continued reviewing testimony and evidence against Pedro Hernandez, the man who confessed to police that he killed the boy in 1979.


Across the Street from East Village Explosion, Tapped Gas and an Eviction Notice

Monday, April 13, 2015

The Stage Restaurant at 128 2nd Avenue has been ordered to leave the premises by April 30 for being cited for an illegal gas line.

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City Races To Fill Potholes

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Before the sun rises in Canarsie, Brooklyn, a backhoe is already filling trailers with piping hot asphalt. 

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Gas Shut Off at Building Across From East Village Gas Explosion Site

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

The city found unauthorized work being done on gas lines.

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Man Killed in East Village Gas Explosion Remembered

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Nicholas Figueroa, 23, was one of two people killed in the East Village following a suspected gas explosion. His mother remembers her son having an eerie premonition.


FLONYC on the Nexus of Poverty, Crime and Mental Illness

Friday, March 27, 2015

Chirlane McCray spoke at a forum on Thursday on mental health, poverty and criminal justice. WNYC's Brigid Bergin & Cindy Rodriguez talk about the first lady's related work and role.

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At Least 12 Injured in 'Gas-Related' Explosion and Fire on 2nd Avenue

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Firefighters expected to be on site all night at the scene of an explosion and fire that tore through 4 buildings on 2nd Avenue near East 7th Street. 

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Starbucks to Deliver Coffee at Empire State Building

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Finding a Starbucks in Midtown is no one's idea of a problem that needs solving, but the company is planning to launch a delivery service at the Empire State Building.


Cleaning Up More Than 100 Years of Spilled Oil in New Jersey

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Between the Bayway and Bayonne refineries, 600 different contaminants have been found in the soil. But ExxonMobil might just pave over the marshes and walk away.

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Remembering Malcolm X: Rare Interviews and Audio

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

WNYC presents a rare interview with Malcolm X conducted by reporter Eleanor Fischer in 1961 when Malcolm X was still an active spokesman for Elijah Muhammad and the Nation of Islam.

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