Stephen Nessen

Reporter, WNYC News

Stephen Nessen appears in the following:

On Site | An Inside Look at One World Trade Center

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

THIS WEEK: Frigid temperatures settled over the city but work at One World Trade Center steamed on. Workers, stuffing hand warmers into their gloves and boots, said the frigid temperatures somewhat slowed down progress but more than 52 floors have been completed and steel is up to the 56th floor.

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New Yorkers' State of the Union Wish List

Monday, January 24, 2011

WNYC took to the streets to find out what New Yorkers wanted the president to say during his State of the Union speech Tuesday night.

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Inside the Final Day at the Wonder Bread Factory in Queens

Thursday, January 20, 2011

The Wonder Bread factory in Jamaica, Queens is stopping production after 130 years and laying off 175 workers. The Interstate Bakeries Corp., parent company of that makes the white br...

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Veteran NJ Prosecutor: The Mob Is Not Dead

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Veteran New Jersey prosecutor Peter Harvey said the mob is very much alive -- even in the wake of the FBI's takedown of organized crime members that resulted in the arrests of more than 100 alleged mobsters.

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Milton Rogovin, Social Documentary Photographer, Dies at 101

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Milton Rogovin, known for his striking black-and-white portraits documenting social inequity in New York City, died of natural causes on Tuesday. He was 101. 

Rogovin started his career as an optometrist in Buffalo, but at age 45, after his reputation was besmirched by the House Committee on Un-American Activities, he began shooting photos.


While China's Hu Jintao is in D.C, Other Chinese Innovators Hit Times Sq.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Chinese ad in Times Square featuring inventor of hybrid rice Yuan Longping on January 19, 2011 11:35 a.m. (Photo by Stephen Nessen)

China's soft power push or public diplomacy campaign has hit Times Square in the form of a 60 second video loop. The video ...


Death of Hero Firefighter Marks First Since Passage of Zadroga Act

Friday, January 14, 2011

City firefighters will gather Saturday in an upstate New York town to honor their fellow Bravest, Roy Chelsen, who, 10 years after he risked his life to save others after the first tower collapsed on Sept. 11, succumbed to cancer and became the first firefighter to die since the passage of the Zadroga Act.

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Luxury Ships Pass in the Night

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Over 100 people braved frigid temperatures on Thursday to witness several massive ships passing in the night, as the Queen Mary II, the Queen Elizabeth and Queen Victoria all left por...

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Obama "Hope" Artist Settles With AP in Copyright Suit

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

After two years of wrangling, the street artist who created the Barack Obama "Hope" campaign poster and the Associated Press have settled competing copyright infringement suits against one other.


New Sheriff Comes to Town

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Even the big city needs a sheriff, and New York has a new one. Mayor Michael Bloomberg has passed the honored badge to Edgar A. Domenech, a former deputy director of the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.


New York's Top Earners from Seven Big Pharmaceutical Companies

Thursday, November 18, 2010

This list is based on data released by ProPublica on Oct. 19, 2010. They identified 384 health providers who earned more than $100,000 total from one or more of the following seven companies that have disclosed payments in 2009 and early 2010: Pfizer, Merck, Johnson & Johnson, Eli Lilly, AstraZeneca, Cephalon and GlaxoSmithKline. ProPublica says it matched the payee records with licensed doctors and registered nurses. When a match could not be found, for example when a recipient was a pharmacist, ProPublica used other sources to confirm their identities. Read more about how ProPublica compiled this information here.

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Norway Spruce Lands in Rockefeller Center

Friday, November 12, 2010

It didn't feel like that time of year, with temperatures in the mid 50s, but the annual Rockefeller Christmas tree has landed.

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Spring Street Subway Station at 4:00 p.m.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

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9/11 Memorial Pools Get Test Run

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

The north pool of the 9/11 Memorial got its first test on Tuesday. The taps were turned on, creating cascading waterfalls over the 30-foot high granite walls. The pools are called "Reflecting Absence" and are the work of Michael Arad.

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Stars Shine Again on Grand Central Terminal

Monday, November 08, 2010

The new LED lights installed in Grand Central Terminal's zodiac twinkle in accordance with each star's brightness in the night sky.

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Marathon Sunday: A New Ethiopian Champ Wins the Marathon, a Chilean Miner Survives to the Finish

Sunday, November 07, 2010

Over 45,000 runners from all 50 states and over 100 countries descended on New York City Sunday for the 41st New York City marathon. The cloudless sky and brisk winds provided perfe...

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Recycling Thousands of Pounds of Marathon Clothing

Friday, November 05, 2010

While the streets of New York will be filled this Sunday with some of the most fit runners from over 100 countries here to participate in the New York City Marathon, those runners w...

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50th Tree Planted at 9/11 Memorial

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

On an unseasonably warm October morning, the 50th tree was planted at the Memorial Plaza. The White Swamp Oak was lowered by crane while Mayor Michael Bloomberg and other officials watched.


NY Rep Calls for NPR Defunding

Friday, October 22, 2010

Some Republican members of Congress want to cut off National Public Radio's federal funding in the wake of the firing of NPR and Fox News political analyst Juan Williams. Speaking on Fox earlier this week, Williams said that he gets nervous when he sees people in "Muslim garb" on airplanes. Long Island Congressman Peter King said on Fox News Friday that if Republicans take control of the House there will be a move to defund NPR.

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New York Election 2010: Newspaper Endorsements

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

With just over a week to go before the midterm elections, newspapers have begun making their candidate endorsements. It's A Free Country is tracking them all down.

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