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°F The heat continues, with highs expected to hit the lower 90s. Hear what this means for four very different New Yorkers.

Kathleen Horan

Reporter, WNYC News

Kathleen Horan appears in the following:

Emotions Run High at MTA Hearing

Thursday, January 15, 2009

How do you bridge a more than one billion dollar budget deficit? That's the question the board of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority was attempting to answer last night at the first of eight public hearings. WNYC's Kathleen Horan has more.

REPORTER: The cold weather sure didn't ...

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Bloomberg Blasts Parking Grace Period

Monday, January 12, 2009

City council members are seeking to give drivers a five-minute "grace period" after a parking meter expires before a traffic agent slaps a ticket on their windshield.

Several lawmakers say a "ticketing blitz" is underway, and instead of encouraging compliance with meter deadlines, it's punitive. But ...

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FDNY Response Times

Monday, January 12, 2009

The city's fire department says response times citywide, on average, dropped by 15 seconds last year, compared to 2007.

Fire officials say the response time is the best in 14 years. Fire fatalities also decreased, from 95 in 2007, to 86 in 2008. Mayor Bloomberg says ...

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Local Palestinian Reaction to Violence in Gaza

Monday, January 05, 2009

As the fighting in Gaza intensifies, many in New York feel personally affected by the conflict.

There have been rallies, demonstrations and lots of discussions. Brooklyn Palestinian, Lena Alhusseini, says it's an unwinnable situation.

ALHUSSEINI: I'm a mother, I would hope my community which I guess would ...

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New Yorkers' Resolutions

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

New Year's Eve means party time for many - but it's also a time of reflection for those who want to make changes in the year ahead. Brooklyn's Rose Marie Champaignie has already made her list of resolutions.

CHAMPAIGNIE: To be more careful with spending, save ...

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Bloomberg: Reaction to Middle East Conflict

Monday, December 29, 2008

The Palestinian death toll topped 300 today, most of them Hamas militants, as Israeli jets continued to strike targets in Gaza, where about 40 rockets were fired into southern Israel.

Mayor Bloomberg had some harsh words for Hamas:

BLOOMBERG: New Yorkers certainly know what its like to ...

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Record Tourists in 2008, Lower Expectations for 2009

Monday, December 29, 2008

The Bloomberg Administration says a record number of tourists visited the city last year - but the two percent increase is smaller than the growth seen in previous years. Forty-six million people traveled to the Big Apple from elsewhere in 2008. Mayor Bloomberg says he's ...

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Union Square Dance Studio Closes

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Djoniba Drum and Dance Center has been teaching dance in its seventh floor studios since 1992.

But the studio was hit with a huge rent increase and with fewer students able to afford class, it has to shut its doors by the end of the month.

MiMi ...

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Bloomberg Backs off Plan to Overhaul Senior Centers

Sunday, December 21, 2008

In a sharp reversal, the Bloomberg administration has decided to shelve its plan to "modernize" senior centers. WNYC's Kathleen Horan has more:

REPORTER: To call the proposal to makeover senior centers in the city unpopular would be an understatement. But the Department for the Aging said ...

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City Puts Modernization on Hold

Friday, December 19, 2008

To call the proposal to makeover senior centers in the city unpopular would be an understatement.

But the Department for the Aging said it was necessary because the city is graying and fast. And centers aren't being utilized with only two percent of seniors actually using ...

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City Launches Free Financial Helpline

Monday, December 15, 2008

Have your credit cards or mortgage payments become characters in your nightmares? Then the city's free financial hotline might help.

All this week, volunteers from financial institutions and universities will be answering calls from 9 AM to 7 PM.

Consumer Affairs Commissioner Jonathan Mintz says the "Money ...

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Saving Education Funds

Friday, December 12, 2008

The plans to cut nearly $900 million from the state education budget over the next two years clearly has advocates worried.

They argue that school programs should not be cut at the same rate as other agencies when Governor Paterson tries to shave more than $5 ...

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After 96 Years, a Press Closes in Brooklyn

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Before Xeroxing and digital images, if a business needed a menu, a poster or a coupon booklet mass produced, they'd take it to a local printer. It would be set in type and pressed to paper - the artwork saved for the next printing. Henington ...

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Student Files Suit Against School Guards in Queens

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

The New York Civil Liberties Union is calling for an investigation into allegations of excessive force by school safety officers in a Queens high school.

REPORTER: About a dozen students from Hillcrest High School have come forward claiming they've been threatened and assaulted by the agents. ...

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Studs Terkel Remembered

Monday, December 08, 2008

The life of Studs Terkel, the renowned oral historian, radio personality, actor and writer, was celebrated last night at The Great Hall of Cooper Union. WNYC's Kathleen Horan has more:

REPORTER: A famous Chicagoan, Studs Terkel was born only a few blocks away from the Great ...

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Investigating School Safety Officers

Monday, December 08, 2008

The New York Civil Liberties Union is calling for an investigation into allegations of excessive force by school safety officers in a Queens high school.

About a dozen students from Hillcrest High School have come forward claiming they've been threatened and assaulted by the agents.

NYCLU's Donna ...

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Remodeling City Senior Centers

Thursday, December 04, 2008

The debate rages on at City Hall as to whether the city should go forward with its planned modernization of the more than 300 senior centers around the city.

Many elderly New Yorkers and their advocates worry that the plan to update centers, or potentially lose ...

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Black Friday a Boon for Traffic Cops

Friday, November 28, 2008

There's no holiday for parking rules on this day after Thanksgiving. An analysis of a year's worth of tickets by the New York Times found traffic agents issued more than 41,000 citations on Black Friday, almost double the daily average. Under Mayor Bloomberg, the number ...

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Gerald Schoenfeld Dies

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

The longtime head of the powerful Shubert Organization has died. Gerald Schoenfeld was 84. He helped bring "A Chorus Line," "Cats" and "Amadeus" to Broadway. Mayor Bloomberg expressed his condolences.

BLOOMBERG: "G.S. was one of those bigger than life people who it was my pleasure ...

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Department of Aging Outlines Cuts

Saturday, November 22, 2008

City agencies are trying to get used to the idea of cutting 2.5 percent from their next budget -- and 5 percent after that.

REPORTER: The Department for the Aging plans to save nearly $4 million by no longer funding some senior programs, like elder abuse ...

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