Kathleen Horan

Reporter, WNYC News

Kathleen Horan appears in the following:

Economic Woes Hit City's Salons

Sunday, October 26, 2008

The turbulent economy is affecting how people spend their disposable income. WNYC's Kathleen Horan checked in with salon owners and technicians and has this report:

REPORTER: According to industry data, the number of salons in the U.S. has doubled in the past decade. It's easy to spot places dedicated to cutting ...


Amid High Emotions, Council Clears Bloomberg's Third Term Bid

Friday, October 24, 2008

BLOOMBERG: I'm pleased the majority of the City Council voted to give the public a bigger choice, more people to select from. Anyone who wanted to run before can continue to run. I plan to run.

HOST: Mayor Bloomberg is getting ready to run for another four years in office, but ...


Delivery Workers Vindicated with $4 Million in Damages

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Dozens of delivery workers celebrated their recent court victory and award of more than $4 million outside the upper west side restaurant - Saigon Grill yesterday. WNYC's Kathleen Horan has more: REPORTER: The delivery worker-plaintiffs, 36 in all, say they weren't paid minimum wage, which isn't unheard of in the ...


Dog Days for Gray's Recession Special

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

The Manhattan hot dog chain "Gray's Papaya" has been offering its popular "recession special" for years so it's a bit ironic, now that we're probably in one, the price of two dogs and a drink has gone up nearly a buck - from $3.50 to $4.45. Regular customers like Gordon ...


City Council Set to Vote on Term Limits This Week

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Mayor Bloomberg's proposal to overhaul the city's term limits law has been put on the fast track for a vote Thursday before the City Council, just three weeks after he announced he'd like to try and run again.

Among those criticizing the timing of the vote is Dick Dadey of the ...


Governor's 'Right Hand' Fails to Pay Taxes

Monday, October 20, 2008

Charles O' Byrne may have violated state ethics laws for failing to list his $200,000 in outstanding tax debt on his financial disclosure statements.

Paterson says O'Bryne admitted to his lapse in payment.

PATERSON: We're satisfied he had a debt and started addressing it and that he got it done in what ...


Food for Thought for the Aging New Yorkers

Friday, September 12, 2008

The city is overhauling the way it provides services to the 1.3 million senior citizens who live here. The Bloomberg administration says it needs to streamline how it serves the graying population because this over-60 sector is growing fast. In nearly 20 years, one-fifth of residents will be over 60.

Already, ...


Cabbies Wary of Hybrid Taxis

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Is the city pushing its yellow cabs to make the switch to green too fast?

Many in the industry say requiring new cabs to get 25 miles to the gallon by Oct. 1 is unrealistic.

Drivers complain hybrid taxis haven't been road tested long enough to make sure they can stand up ...


The End of an Era for Coney Island

Monday, September 08, 2008

After nearly 50 years in Coney Island, Astroland Amusement Park has shut down, and more than 300 workers are now looking for new jobs. Owner Carol Hill Albert says last night's closing is permanent one. She says there were never any negotiations with the city or private developer Thor Equities, ...


City Launches 9/11 Health Campaign

Friday, September 05, 2008

Seven years after the 9/11 attacks, the city is launching a new effort to reach more people who may be sick from toxic debris. City officials say there could be tens of thousands of people who need to be treated for effects ranging from respiratory problems such as asthma to ...


The End of Astroland?

Friday, September 05, 2008

Astroland, Coney Island's nearly half-century-old amusement park looks as if it's closing for good this weekend. The owner says she can't renew her lease to the developer to whom she sold the land.

REPORTER: If it seems like you've heard this before, you have. Astroland owner Carol Albert threatened to close ...


New Yorkers React to McCain VP Choice

Friday, August 29, 2008

The news that John McCain has named Sarah Palin - the 44 year old conservative Governor of Alaska as his choice for vice president is being met with skepticism by some in the city.

Brooklyn's Martha Llamas she's ticked off by the "oneupmanship" of McCain's selection.

LLAMAS: Because I think Hillary Clinton ...


World Class Tennis Underway at Open Tournament

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Tennis enthusiasts of all stripes are flocking to the U.S. Open tennis tournament in Queens over the next two weeks. Many fans say they're looking forward to a re-match between Roger Federer and top seed Rafael Nadal, who met at last month's Wimbledon final. But Long Island's John Coeler and ...


Facelift for Marcus Garvey Park Bandshell

Thursday, August 21, 2008

A well-loved Harlem bandshell is about to get a face lift. The stage in Marcus Garvey Park has been home to a number of popular music and dance performances since1970. Now, the family of the late Broadway writer and composer Richard Rogers has donated a million dollars to renovate the ...


String of Attacks on Elderly Has Some Afraid to Leave Home

Thursday, August 21, 2008

A string of attacks on senior citizens in Brooklyn has left many in the Flatbush and Crown Heights neighborhoods scared to leave home.

City authorities are offering a $15,000 cash reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the man believed to have mugged about a dozen elderly people ...


Cops Post Huge Reward for Arrest of Thug Who Preys on Elderly

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

The Brooklyn District Attorney and the NYPD are hoping that a $15,000 reward and increased community awareness will help to apprehend a mugger who preys on senor citizens.

Last week, elevator surveillance cameras captured the attack of an 85-year-old woman in an elevator on Washington Avenue.

Claire France, the victims' niece, says ...


Bill Would Require Alerts for Senior Center Closings

Thursday, August 14, 2008

As the city aims to modernize the more than 300 senior centers throughout the five boroughs - many elderly New Yorkers are worried it'll lead to the closure of the centers they rely on.

In response to these fears, a new City Council bill aims to require community notification before any ...


New Yorkers Respond to Planned WTC Security Zone

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

New Yorkers have mixed reactions to the NYPD's plan to create a tight security zone around the World Trade Center site. Under the plan, cars would have to pass through checkpoints and delivery trucks would have to gain clearance in an underground bomb screening center.

Gaspare Mule works at a bank ...


Downtown Reaction Mixed to WTC Security Zone

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

People who live and work in Lower Manhattan are reacting to the proposal by the New York Police Department to enclose the 16-acre World Trade Center site within a security zone.

If the plan goes forward, only specially-screened taxis, limos and cars would be allowed through police barriers at five entry ...


Businesses Brace for Summer Streets

Saturday, August 09, 2008

Businesses along the route of the Summer Streets are preparing themselves for the unexpected tomorrow. That's when the city will close several streets from the Brooklyn Bridge to Central Park to cars but open them to bikes and skateboards, and any other kind of alternative transportation.

Many businesses like restaurants and ...