Stephen Nessen

Reporter, WNYC News

Stephen Nessen appears in the following:

Chinese Robocalls Bombarding The U.S. Are Part Of An International Phone Scam

Thursday, May 10, 2018

The Mandarin-language messages are part of a "parcel scam" that falsely accuses Chinese immigrants of money laundering and then extorts them.


With Speed Camera Law to Expire at End of Year, Advocates Make Push for Expansion

Sunday, May 06, 2018

Three children have been killed by vehicles recently, and advocates say now is the time to expand the number of speed cameras in the city.

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City to Increase Ferry Service

Thursday, May 03, 2018

Mayor de Blasio wants to increase capacity for the city's ferry service. City Council Speaker Corey Johnson says that money should go to the subway.

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NYC Trying to Clamp Down on Growth of Ride-Hailing Apps, Again

Wednesday, May 02, 2018

New York City officials are making another attempt to rein in the grown of ride-hailing apps like Uber and Lyft. A previous attempt in 2015 failed. But this time might be different.

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Chinese Robocalls Are Bombarding New York

Thursday, April 26, 2018

New York is the latest city to be hit with a rash of robocalls in Mandarin. The NYPD estimates that in four months, scammers have already made off with $3 million.

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Electric Bike Delivery Workers Bristle Under City's Crackdown

Thursday, April 26, 2018

The mayor vowed to crack down on e-bikes and the businesses that use them. The results so far: A lot of workers are scared, but it hasn't curbed the use of e-bikes.

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Uber, Lyft, Via Sue City Over Wheelchair Requirements

Friday, April 13, 2018

The ride hailing apps are suing the TLC over the requirement that 25 percent of their vehicles be wheelchair accessible in five years.

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City Council Makes Half-Priced MetroCards a Top Priority, Defying de Blasio

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

The City Council wants to include $212 million in the next budget for half-priced MetroCards for the poor, but the mayor says it's too expensive.

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MTA to Use City's Contribution to Subway Repair Plan to Hire Maintenance Workers

Friday, April 06, 2018

Now that Governor Cuomo has forced the city to pay for half of the MTA's $836 million subway repair plan, here's what it will do with the extra money.

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New York Puts Second Phase of Congestion Pricing Before the First Phase

Monday, April 02, 2018

Cuomo had called congestion pricing "an idea whose time has come," but transit advocates say the taxi surcharges in the latest state budget fall short.

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Corporate Lobbyist Is Behind New Anti-Union Subway Ads in City

Thursday, March 22, 2018

A lobbyist known for creating shadowy non-profit organizations launched an ad campaign blaming New York's union labor for bad subway performance.

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New York's Business Leaders to Talk About Funding Gateway Tunnel Project

Friday, March 16, 2018

With Trump working actively to not fund let Congress give funds to the Gateway Project, local businesses are ready to talk about a private funding scheme to get the project moving.

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After Driver Kills Kids, Mayor Calls for Stiffer Penalties for Errant Motorists

Thursday, March 15, 2018

De Blasio wants to close two big loopholes that let the driver in the fatal crash behind the wheel despite eight moving violations and an apparent medical condition.

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Federal Government Joins Lawsuit Against the MTA

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

The U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York is joining in a lawsuit against the MTA over one subway station in the Bronx. 

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Passenger's Bag May Have Hit Fuel Switch Before Copter Crash in East River

Sunday, March 11, 2018

A private charter helicopter hired for a photo shoot crashed into the East River on Sunday night and flipped upside down in the water, killing five passengers aboard. The pilot survived.

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The Winning Idea for the MTA Genius Award? Longer Trains

Friday, March 09, 2018

The MTA has chosen six winners in its $3 million competition. 

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City Council Speaker Might Break with de Blasio and Fund Subway Plan

Thursday, March 08, 2018

While de Blasio has refused to pay half of the $836 million Subway Action Plan, City Council Speaker Corey Johnson said he's open to it.

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Traffic Expert Says Uber Congestion Pricing Should Be $50 an Hour

Wednesday, March 07, 2018

If a congestion pricing plan is going to reduce traffic, Bruce Schaller argues the fee should be by the hour, and steep.

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City to Examine Park Slope Intersection After Two Kids Die

Tuesday, March 06, 2018

The mayor faced dozens of protesters at a rally outside the Park Slope YMCA, and advocates are pushing for changes anytime the city repaves a street, after two children died Monday.

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Met Museum's New $25 Admission Policy Gets Mixed Reviews

Thursday, March 01, 2018

The Metropolitan Museum of Art's pay-what-you-wish-but-you-must-pay-something admissions policy is over. Some visitors decided it was no longer worth a visit.

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