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Kathleen Horan

Reporter, WNYC News

Kathleen Horan appears in the following:

Mayor: City Continues to be Safe, In Spite of Economy

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

WNYC

Mayor Michael Bloomberg is focusing on the positive as the year comes to a close. With the police and fire commissioners at his side, Bloomberg announced the city is on track to record just over 500 murders for 2011.

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List of NYC's Worst Landlords and Buildings Released

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

WNYC

Public Advocate Bill DeBlasio is hoping to publicly shame apartment owners who’ve violated the law by not fixing their buildings. He’s added 318 landlords to his third annual list of the worst in the city.

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Contingency Plan to Replace Striking Nurses

Sunday, December 25, 2011

WNYC

Continuum Partners, the company that runs St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital, said it has already contracted with a nursing agency, in the event its nursing staff goes out on strike next month as threatened.

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Judge Rules TLC Must Help Disabled Riders

Friday, December 23, 2011

In a decision that's the first of its kind in the country, a federal judge barred the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission from issuing medallions for taxis unless they are accessible to people with disabilities.

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The Taxi Bill's Long, Winding Road

Thursday, December 22, 2011

WNYC

The path for Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s outer borough taxi plan was much like a cab ride: bumpy and expensive.

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Taxi Deal

Thursday, December 22, 2011

WNYC reporter Kathleen Horan explains the governor-brokered deal to allow livery cabs to pick up street hails, increase medallions and make cabs more accessible to the disabled. Ken Lovett, Albany bureau chief of The Daily News, talks about the impact the taxi deal might have on future city-state negotiations. 

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A Walking Tour: Shopping Jamaica Avenue in Queens

Thursday, December 22, 2011

No matter what shape the economy is in, plenty of New Yorkers stay in the outer boroughs to find the perfect holiday gift and the ultimate bargain. WNYC toured The Queens shopping hub of Jamaica Avenue to see if buying fever is in the air.

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Mayor Bloomberg Enjoys Taxi Deal Victory Lap

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

WNYC

Flanked by livery and yellow cab drivers, Taxi and Limousine Commissioner David Yassky and legislative supporters — Mayor Michael Bloomberg savored the outer borough taxi agreement with Governor Andrew Cuomo that  he called an “historic victory.”

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City’s Billion Dollar Taxi Plan Gets Green Light From Governor

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Governor Andrew Cuomo has agreed to sign Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s controversial taxi legislation with some big tweaks.

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Taxi Stakeholders Plead Their Case To The Governor

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

WNYC

Taxi industry insiders attended a meeting in Albany on Wednesday in a last bid attempt to resolve issues surrounding the Bloomberg administration’s outer borough taxi bill. The 2-hour discussion was convened and chaired by Governor Andrew Cuomo himself.

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New Lease On Life for Old Coney Island Businesses

Monday, December 12, 2011

WNYC

A little more of old-time Coney Island will stick around, despite the city's redevelopment plans for the area. Ruby's Bar and Grill and Paul's Daughter, two boardwalk businesses that had been fighting eviction, will be staying put.

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Federal Funds to Help with the Heat

Sunday, December 11, 2011

WNYC

As temperatures continue to dip, city officials are trying to get the word out that there's federal funds available for New Yorkers who need help paying their heat and gas bills.

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Bloomberg Still Optimistic About Taxi Bill

Thursday, December 08, 2011

WNYC

Mayor Michael Bloomberg said he Friday he remains optimistic Governor Andrew Cuomo will sign a bill that would put $1 billion in the city's coffers and allow street hails of some livery cabs in residential areas.

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The Sidewalk Shed's Extreme Makeover

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

The sidewalk shed — you know that structure that covers sidewalks to protect pedestrians from work that's being done on buildings — is getting a makeover of its own.

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Attempt to Revise Bloomberg's Taxi Plan May Have Stalled

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

WNYC

Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s plan to overhaul the way taxis are hailed could be headed for defeat. The city’s top lobbyist said the bill will be sent to Governor Andrew Cuomo without any changes and the governor has already signaled he’s unhappy with the bill as is.

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Protesters Occupy Foreclosed Home

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Occupy Wall Street protesters have taken over a foreclosed home in Brooklyn that's been vacant for years so a homeless family can stay there.

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City School Bus Drivers Say 'No Strike' Now

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

The city's school bus drivers are promising not to strike during the holidays. But after that, members of Local 1181 say they're prepared to fight for a new contract that includes job protections.

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Clock Ticking Down For Bloomberg Administration's Taxi Plan

Monday, December 05, 2011

WNYC

The clock is ticking on legislation that the Bloomberg administration promised would improve taxi service in the five boroughs and generate city revenue.

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Snapshot | Facebook to Open Engineering Office in City

Friday, December 02, 2011

Facebook announced it will open an engineering center in New York City next year, their first such office outside the West Coast.

Sheryl Sandberg, the chief operating officer, said it’s still unclear how many new employees the Palo Alto, Calif.-based company will hire.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg said West Coast tech ...

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City Office Cleaners Authorize Possible Strike

Thursday, December 01, 2011

The union representing 22,000 cleaners in more than 1,500 New York City office buildings has authorized its bargaining committee to call a strike if no agreement with management can be reached.

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