Kathleen Horan

Reporter, WNYC News

Kathleen Horan appears in the following:

Incentives to Green NYC Yellow Cabs

Friday, March 27, 2009

The city will soon be offering incentives to taxi fleet owners to buy more hybrid taxis. Under the new rules, owners will be able to charge drivers three dollars more per shift to rent the earth-friendly vehicles. But they'll also have to charge cabbies four ...


Visitors Arrive for St. Patrick's Day Parade

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Its a sea of green along 5th avenue as revelers enjoy the St. Patrick's Day parade. Many come from all over the city to enjoy the annual event. Eleven year old Steven Williams traveled all the way from Birmingham, Alabama with his family. He says ...


Report: Health Care in NY Prisons Inadequate

Friday, March 13, 2009

A new report by an independent watchdog group says inmates in New York State's 70 prisons lack adequate access to health care. WNYC's Kathleen Horan has more.

REPORTER: More than 60,000 people live behind bars in New York, and many have chronic diseases, like HIV. But ...


Brooklyn's CB13 Approves Coney Island Rezoning

Thursday, March 12, 2009

The Bloomberg administration's proposal to rezone Coney Island has been approved by the local community board. The board's vote is advisory only, but it's the first step in a long process to move the plan forward.

Last week Coney Island residents packed a public hearing to ...


State Officials Still Discussing Stimulus Aid for NYC Schools

Saturday, March 07, 2009

Governor Paterson says state officials have not decided how much federal stimulus money New York City will get for its schools.

REPORTER: Some officials say the city should get enough to restore Paterson's $770 million in cuts to city education aid. But the governor tells WNYC ...


Rally at City Hall

Thursday, March 05, 2009

Thousands of public employees crowded the sidewalks outside City Hall to protest feared city and state budget cuts. Kathleen Horan has this to report from the corner of Broadway and Chambers.

"The street is full of people with homemade signs that say 'Tax the rich to save ...


Teachers Rally for Fair Share

Thursday, March 05, 2009

The city's biggest unions are urging lawmakers to avoid cutting healthcare and school programs as they try to balance looming budget deficits. Thousands flooded the streets of downtown this evening to rally against such cuts, saying the governor and the mayor should tax the wealthiest ...


Stakeholders Weigh in on Coney Island Plans

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Coney Island needs more jobs, amusements, retail, housing and more: That's what residents and elected officials seem to agree on. What they don't agree on is how to redevelop the historic district. WNYC's Kathleen Horan has more from last night's community board hearing.

REPORTER: Dick Zigun ...


Portions of Broadway Becomes Car-Free

Friday, February 27, 2009

Starting in May, the city will test a pilot program to ease congestion and reduce traffic fatalities by closing seven blocks of Broadway to vehicles.

Former Department of Transportation Commissioner Sam Schwartz, also known as "Gridlock Sam", says he tried to implement a similar plan when ...


Brooklyn DA Honors Manhattan DA Morgenthau

Friday, February 27, 2009

Eighty nine year old Manhattan District Attorney Robert Morgenthau is expected to announce he will not seek re-election this year, after serving for more than three decades in the post.

His longevity and reputation as D.A. has been lauded by many including fellow District Attorney in ...


Toll on East River Bridges Gains Support

Thursday, February 26, 2009

A push to put tolls on East River Bridges is gaining momentum. Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver says he'll support the bridge tolls that have been proposed in an MTA rescue plan. But he says those tolls should be $2 not $4-15. Mayor Bloomberg says he's ...


Ode to Odetta

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Musical group Sweet Honey in the Rock perform at the memorial celebration for Odetta at Riverside Church on February 24, 2009 in New York City. (Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)

Musical group Sweet Honey in the Rock perform at the memorial celebration for ...


Artists Remember Odetta

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

More than a thousand fans, admirers and loved ones packed Riverside Church last night to celebrate the life of folk singer and civil rights pioneer Odetta. The iconic singer was remembered in words and song in a service that lasted several hours.

Her old friend, writer ...


Billions of Federal Dollars to Help City's Homeless

Friday, February 20, 2009

New York City expects to get a share of a large federal grant to help local governments prevent homelessness during the foreclosure crisis. The Obama administration has announced more than a billion dollars in grants, on top of the $1.5 billion provided in the federal ...


State of the Bronx Address

Friday, February 20, 2009

In one of his last official acts as the Bronx Borough President, Adolfo Carrion gave his State of the Borough address this morning. He took the opportunity to look back at his seven years in office - and ahead to his new post as the ...


Bronx BEEP to Join Obama Administration

Thursday, February 19, 2009

President Obama has tapped Bronx Borough President Adolfo Carrion Jr. to head the newly-created White House Office of Urban Policy.

Harry Moroz of the public policy think tank, the Drum Major Institute, says the creation of an office on Urban Policy signals a federal commitment to ...


Helping the Homeless with the Stimulus Bill

Thursday, February 19, 2009

The Obama administration is awarding nearly $1.6 billion in local grants nationwide to prevent and decrease homelessness.

The money will help fund more than 6,000 programs across the country, including those here in the city.

Homeless Services Commissioner Robert Hess says many of the grants will be ...


Baristas Protest Layoffs

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Starbucks is laying off thousands of workers across the country to keep costs down during the recession, and some current and former baristas say the company isn't treating them fairly.

About a dozen picketers rallied outside a Union Square Starbucks last night, protesting the layoffs and ...


Fashion Week Underway With Less Glitz

Monday, February 16, 2009

Fashion Week is in full swing at Bryant Park and elsewhere around the city. People in the industry say, overall, the mood is more somber and less flamboyant this year. The economic downturn has forced many designers to scale back, with fewer runway shows and ...


Valentine's Day Meets Friday the 13th

Friday, February 13, 2009

Tomorrow is Valentine's day, but today is the unluckiest date there is. We take your calls of dates gone wrong--plus hear from WNYC reporter Kathleen Horan, creator of the website Relationship Obit.com. What's your worst date story ever? Comment below!

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