Stephen Nessen

Reporter, WNYC News

Stephen Nessen appears in the following:

In Hard-Hit Areas, Red Cross Runs Into Image Issue

Monday, December 03, 2012

The group was criticized in New York City following Hurricane Sandy when residents from Staten Island to Breezy Point were asking themselves: where is the familiar red-and-white log...

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Ellis Island, Statue of Liberty to Remain Closed Until 2013

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

The Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island will remain closed for the rest of the year, according to the U.S. National Park Service, as it continues to assess the damage from after Sandy. 


Rebuilding After Sandy: Small Property Owner Learns Lessons from Disaster

Friday, November 16, 2012

The Far Rockaway peninsula is a sandy spit that hooks out of southern Queens, and was one of the worst hit areas during Hurricane Sandy. Rockaway Beach Boulevard is the main artery wh...


More Commuting Options Open for Far Rockaway

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Hurricane Sandy filled the roads on the Far Rockaway peninsula with sand, debris and downed power lines. As roads became cleared, the MTA began operating local buses during daylight hours, until recently when more lighting has become available and they’ve been able to run later buses. And while subway service was restored to most of the city, the A train, the only subway in the area, remains too damaged to reopen.

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For the Displaced, A Respite in a Roadside Motel Without a View

Friday, November 09, 2012

From Coney Island to Breezy Point tens of thousands homes are without power and either flooded or uninhabitable. That means many residents have relocated. And many hotels in Brooklyn are booked full.

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Rockaway Dispatch: Bracing for the Coldest Night

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Sanitation trucks rumbled down mud-caked streets past downed power lines as thick sheets of sleet fell on the few residents roaming the streets of Far Rockaway Wednesday as a Nor’easter began bearing down.


Residents Struggle to Vote in Storm Ravaged Rockaway

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

In the aftermath of Sandy, residents of the Rockaway have been struggling with a lack of power, heat and gas. An effort to making voting easier, however, was just as problem plagued.

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In the Rockaways, Elderly Residents Spent Another Cold Night in Queens

Monday, November 05, 2012

A week after Sandy many elderly residents in Far Rockaway are still without power. Mayor Michael Bloomberg was met with anger when he toured the area over the weekend. Some supplies are trickling in, but elderly residents are cold and worried about the freezing nighttime temperatures.

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As Queens Remains in the Dark, Panic and Fear Grow

Friday, November 02, 2012

Power has been restored to parts of Manhattan, but in Far Rockaway, Queens, it’s cold and dark. The NYPD says its adding extra patrols and lighting after reports of looting, but residents are still anxious and fearful.

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More on the Aftermath of Superstorm Sandy

Thursday, November 01, 2012

Andrea Bernstein, David Furst, Richard Hake and Bob Hennelly of WNYC's newsroom check in on water advisories in New Jersey and transit developments in the area.  Plus, FEMA coordinator Mike Byrne calls in and WNYC's Stephen Nessen from Breezy Point.

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The First Neighbors Return to Devastated Breezy Point

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

They just wanted to check out one more house, one more neighbor. Walter and Annette Connolly were delaying the inevitable.

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Update from WNYC's Stephen Nessen

Monday, October 29, 2012

Stephen Nessen gives us an update on what's going on in Brighton Beach this afternoon as the storm hits. For more about Hurricane Sandy, evacuation zones, and more, visit


With Region in Crosshairs, Hurricane Sandy Barrels Toward East Coast

Friday, October 26, 2012

Hurricane Sandy is roiling up the East Coast and scientists say it could collide with other storm systems from the north and west resulting in an unprecedented weather system or hig...

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Gunman in Double Murder Is Among Decreasing Number of Parolees in NY

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

The ex-convict arrested Tuesday for fatally shooting a Long Island police officer and a civilian was on parole at the time of the incident — and is one of the decreasing number of parolees in recent years, experts said.


Suspect Arrested in Shooting That Killed 2, Including Long Island Police Officer

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

The alleged gunman in the shooting death of a Nassau County police officer and a civilian near the Queens-Long Island border is being treated for what appeared to be a self-inflicte...

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Terror Suspect Was Quiet, Never Drew Suspicion, Neighbors Say

Thursday, October 18, 2012

A day after a Bangladeshi man was arrested for attempting to bomb the New York Federal Reserve bank, neighbors in the Queens neighborhood where he lived said they were stunned to learn that the man they described as quiet was an alleged terrorist.

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Suspect Targets Federal Reserve in Foiled Terror Plot

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

A Queens man was arrested Wednesday after he attempted to bomb the New York Federal Reserve bank in Lower Manhattan on behalf of al-Qaeda, authorities said.

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9/11 Families Watch Televised Gitmo Hearings

Monday, October 15, 2012

Families of 9/11 victims and a firefighter began watching the closed-circuit pre-trial hearings at Guantanamo of the five men charged in the terror attacks at at the Fort Hamilton Army Base in Dyker Heights, Brooklyn, on Monday


Local Businesses Assess Impact of Barclays Arena

Monday, October 15, 2012

Devotees of Barbra Streisand seem to like falafel. Jay-Z heads generally eat and drink late into the night. Neither seem to have much interest in cupcakes or whimsical, irreverent Brooklyn-themed T-shirts, according to a recent survey of local businesses in the area.

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East Village Preserves Its Less Crusty Past

Sunday, October 14, 2012

The East Village has housed news immigrants, beatniks and the homeless — and the storied neighborhood that was once widely considered one of the most down and out areas in Manhattan is now home to 330 buildings in the city's newest historic district.