Stephen Nessen

Reporter, WNYC News

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Maid Accusing IMF Chief of Sexual Assault Staying 'Strong': Lawyer

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

The hotel maid who is accusing International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn of sexual assault is a "strong woman" who is going through a "very, very difficult time," her lawyer said Wednesday.

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Snapshot | In Chinatown, Rent Is Too Damn High Candidate Greets Passers By

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

The one-time gubernatorial candidate Jimmy McMillan — who once shared a stage with then gubernatorial candidate Andrew Cuomo — ran on a simple rent-reduction platform, and frequently shouted/sang his campaign slogan/mantra: "The rent is too damn high."

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Riches to Rags: What Life Is Like Behind Bars for IMF Chief

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Dominique Strauss-Kahn, head of the International Monetary Fund, went from luxury suite to solitary prison cell after he allegedly tried to rape a maid in a posh Midtown hotel over the weekend. Now, the 62-year-old will spend a handful of nights in a prison where the only amenities available to him include a plastic drinking cup, toothpaste and a removable mattress.

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'Lone Wolves' Arrested in Alleged NYC Terror Plot

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Two Queens men who allegedly planned a terror plot against a Manhattan synagogue and the Empire State Building were "lone wolves" with no known connection to al-Qaeda, authorities s...

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Cadaver Dogs Prove Vital in Finding Remains in Long Island Slayings

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

As authorities continue the probe into the sets of remains found on a desolate Long Island beach highway in a case believed to involve more than two killers, one investigator has proved invaluable to the search: an 8-year-old German Shepherd named Blue.


Caught! Bronx Zoo’s Female Peacock Found in Garage

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Following in the footsteps of fellow Bronx Zoo resident the Egyptian Cobra, a peahen escaped from the Bronx Zoo Monday. But unlike her slithery pal, she didn't get out for long.


Snapshot | Bloomberg Presents President of Mexico With Silver Apple

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

In a visit to New York City, Mexico's President Felipe Calderon got a tour of City Hall with Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Tuesday. Calderon praised the mayor's anti-gun program Mayors Against Illegal Guns. He presented the mayor with a silver bowl and was given a silver apple in return.


Commuters Mixed on Proposed 'No Ride List' for Amtrak

Monday, May 09, 2011

Commuters had mixed reactions Monday to a new proposal that calls for the creation a No Ride List for Amtrak to safeguard against terrorists in the wake of reports that al Qaeda planned to target U.S. trains.

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NYC's 5 Boro Bike Tour Becomes Bike Parking Lot

Friday, May 06, 2011

(New York -- Stephen Nessen, WNYC)

Five Boro Bike Tour organizers peddled an apology to riders for a "regrettable lack" of communication during the race last weekend in an email Thursday night.

Cyclists faced delays of up to 2-1/2 hours during the 42-mile tour through all the boroughs. Those hardest hit where riders stuck on the BQE.

"Suddenly, we just came to a complete stop and as far as we could see there were bicycles in front of us and eventually as far as we could see behind us there were bicycles," said Lynn Hay, 47, from outside Philadelphia who said it was her first would probably be her last 5 Boro Bike Tour.

In an email sent to participants on Thursday night, organizers apologized for what they call "a regrettable lack of communication to riders, which caused delays and inconvenienced some of you."

Bike New York said they will make sure the situation is never repeated, even if that means reducing numbers. There were 32,000 participants for the annual event.

A spokesperson for Bike New York said they are, "working internally and with agencies involved with the Tour to go over happened and how to correct it for next year." She added that they are "saddened by what occurred," and "currently devoting all of our efforts to this."

See the full story at WNYC, including a slideshow from the tour.

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5 Boro Bike Tour Organizers Apologize to Cyclists

Friday, May 06, 2011

Five Boro Bike Tour organizers peddled an apology to riders for a "regrettable lack" of communication during the race last weekend in an email Thursday night.

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Look | President Obama Honors Sept 11 Victims at Ground Zero

Thursday, May 05, 2011

PHOTOS. Take a look at President Barack Obama's visit to Ground Zero to honor the victims of September 11, 2001, following the killing of Osama bin Laden in Pakistan this week.

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Talk to Me: China in Two Acts

Thursday, May 05, 2011

China watchers and writers Ian Buruma, Yan Lianke, Linda Polman, David Rieff, and Zha Jianying spoke at the PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature to discuss human ri...


Look | New Yorkers React to Capture of bin Laden

Monday, May 02, 2011

The day after Osama bin Laden was killed and buried at sea, New Yorkers and visitors flocked to the World Trade Center site to see the construction and leave memorials for those killed on September 11, 2001.


Look | Bikers Bask in Sun During 5 Boro Bike Tour

Sunday, May 01, 2011

The hum of 32,000 cyclists could be heard spinning through 42 miles of road through all five boroughs during the annual Five Boro Bike Tour on Sunday. 

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Bikers Gear Up for Five-Boro Bike Tour and Season

Friday, April 29, 2011

The city will celebrate bike month by closing 42 miles of streets for the sold-out Five-Boro Bike Tour on Sunday when 32,000 cyclists will pedal through the city in what is the 34th year of the event.


Bodies of Photojournalists Killed in Libya Returning Home

Thursday, April 21, 2011

The bodies of "Restrepo" co-director Tim Hetherington and Pulitzer Prize-nominee Chris Hondros have left Libya and are headed to their respective home countries a day after a rocket-propelled attack claimed the lives of both men while they were covering fighting in Libya on Wednesday.


Look | Coney Island Unveils First New Roller Coaster in 84 Years

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

PHOTOS. Coney Island unveiled its first new roller coaster since the iconic Cyclone opened in 1927 on Wednesday.

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Look | The USS Intrepid Aircraft Carrier in Lego Form

Friday, April 15, 2011

The USS Intrepid is getting a make-over one block at a time. Lego artist Ed Diment is constructing a 22-foot, 550-lbs. Lego model of the USS Intrepid at the museum, just feet away from the actual aircraft carrier.


Reluctant to Turn to Authorities, Sex Workers Attempt to Safeguard Against Crime

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

As the investigation continues into a possible serial killer on Long Island that led to the discovery of 10 sets of human remains, sex workers who fear turning to authorities to report crimes say they have methods of trying to prevent against victimization.

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Snapshot | Willis Avenue Bridge's Final Voyage

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

The 109-year old Willis Avenue bridge drifted down the East River early Tuesday morning as it headed for Jersey City. It was replaced last July as part of a $612 million project.