Stephen Nessen

Reporter, WNYC News

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Show Goes on at Theatre Program in Rockaways After Sandy

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

One of the casualties from Sandy was a wardrobe of costumes and props from the drama program at the Scholars’ Academy in Rockaway Beach, Queens collected over the past seven years. The combined middle school and high school was one of the last in the city to re-open after Sandy. And now the drama department is rushing to prepare for a performance of Stephen Sondheim’s "Into the Woods" before the school year ends. 


Castro's Role in Scandal Angers Constituents, Colleagues

Friday, April 05, 2013


When Assemblyman Nelson Castro was first elected in 2008, he was hailed as the Bronx's first Dominican American elected legislator. On Thursday, Castro was named as Assemblyman-1 in the bribery indictment of fellow Assemblyman Eric Stevenson. But Castro spent almost his entire tenure in office as a convicted criminal who had been cooperating with law enforcement authorities for years.

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Another NY Pol Arrested on Corruption Charges

Thursday, April 04, 2013

For the second time in a week, a New York state politician has been arrested in connection with a corruption charge.  Assemblyman Eric Stevenson, a Democrat, was arrested, federal authorities announced Thursday.


Latest Rutgers Scandal Threatens to Stain School’s Reputation

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Rutgers basketball coach Mike Rice may have been fired after a video surfaced showing him shouting gay slurs and physically abusing players during practice – but another causali...

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City Sifts Debris for 9/11 Remains

Monday, April 01, 2013

The New York City medical examiner’s office will resume its search for human remains from the World Trade Center site. The office hopes advances in DNA identification technology may help identify all 2,753 people who died in the 9/11 attack in New York.

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Calling It a Balance, Quinn Says She's 'Proud' of Sick-Leave Bill

Friday, March 29, 2013

City Council Speaker Christine Quinn reached a compromise Thursday night with supporters of a bill that would require companies to provide paid sick leave for thousands of employees in the city.

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Warrants Released in Sandy Hook Shooting Investigation

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Warrants that investigators used to search the home and car of the man who shot and killed 26 people inside a Newtown elementary school were released Thursday morning, as well as information about the ongoing investigation. The documents were sealed for 90 days during the investigation. 

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At Bronx Diner, Views on Gay Marriage as Varied as the Menu

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

The Crown Diner in the Bronx is a few blocks from Yankee Stadium and the Bronx Supreme Court. It’s where vendors and fans, law clerks and lawyers grab donuts and omelets. And it...


City's Sandy Repair Program to Wrap Up Next Week

Friday, March 22, 2013

Mayor Michael Bloomberg said he expects all post-Sandy Rapid Repairs work to be finished by next week.


School Bus Workers Facing Major Pay Cut

Thursday, March 21, 2013

School bus companies said they would cut the pay of bus workers by 7.5 percent and scale back benefits.

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NYU Expansion Plan Bolstered by Court

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

A State Supreme Court justice is letting New York University’s 1.9 million square foot expansion plan go forward, for now.

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Cop Who Shot Ramarley Graham Back in Court

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

A police officer accused of shooting an unarmed 18-year-old in the Bronx last February was back in court Tuesday.


Officers in Kimani Gray Shooting Part of Growing Trend

Monday, March 18, 2013

The two NYPD officers involved in the shooting of 16-year-old Kimani Gray have been sued for civil rights violations, stemming from stop-and-frisk. The city settled those cases out of court, paying $215,000 in total. But that's a small fraction of how much the city pays out annually, which is on the rise according to reports and lawyers.

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Dozens of NYPD Misconduct Accusations Hit Statute of Limitations

Friday, March 15, 2013

Seventy-four cases of alleged NYPD misconduct will not be fully prosecuted because those cases have exceeded the 18-month statue of limitations in February.

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Azi and Anna Assess the Mayoral Field

Thursday, March 14, 2013

The election season is heating up, with a full slate of Democrats and Republicans trying to raise as much cash as possible in advance of the primaries. WNYC reporter Anna Sale and Azi Paybarah, political reporter for Capital New York, talk about the latest developments. Plus: What the recent unrest in East Flatbush around the shooting of Kimani Gray says about the state of community relations and the Bloomberg policing legacy. WNYC's Stephen Nessen joins briefly from East Flatbush to describe the community's reactions. 

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Flatbush Community Reels after Another Night of Violence

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Dozens of tall burning candles, handmade posters and two wine bottles wrapped in red bandanas remain at a vigil in East Flatbush for a 16-year-old boy shot dead by police last Saturday. That corner on Church Avenue and 55th Street is where a Wednesday evening vigil turned violent, for the second time this week, resulting in 46 arrests.

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Residents Say Simmering Tensions Led to Violence After Vigil

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said the violence that erupted last night after a vigil for a teen shot by police was a one-time incident — but residents say it was fueled by long-simmering tensions between the police and the community.


Unlike Previous Disasters, Few Tax Breaks After Sandy

Monday, March 04, 2013

It’s tax season and many residents of New York and New Jersey lost homes, property and paperwork, making this season particularly difficult, but after Sandy, residents aren’t getting ...


In Red Hook, Fairway Reopening Seen as Post-Sandy Milestone

Friday, March 01, 2013

Red Hook’s Fairway market is re-opening to much fanfare — but the renovated store has yet to incorporate new flood precautions into the building four months after Sandy floodwaters sh...

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