Kathleen Horan

Reporter, WNYC News

Kathleen Horan appears in the following:

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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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.



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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


Bloomberg Throws Bash for Clinton

Monday, August 04, 2008

Sen. Hillary Clinton will be the guest of honor tonight at Gracie Mansion, at a party Mayor Michael Bloomberg is throwing her to celebrate her historic Democratic presidential campaign.

BLOOMBERG: She has worked very hard on everything that I have pointed out is a New York ...


Queens Soldier Honored

Friday, August 01, 2008

The life of Staff Sergeant Alex Jimenez is being celebrated in Corona, Queens, where he grew up. Jimenez was kidnapped in Iraq with two other soldiers when his unit - the Second Brigade, Tenth Mountain Division - was ambushed. Yesterday mourners lined the streets of ...


Protesters Rally Against Alleged Doll Head on Cop Car

Friday, July 25, 2008

Elected officials and community leaders in Harlem say they don't trust the police to conduct an investigation into how the head of a black doll ended up on the antenna of a police car on Tuesday.

Commissioner Ray Kelly says NYPD investigators are continuing to look ...


Buyback Program Collects Nearly 700 Guns

Monday, July 21, 2008

The city paid cash for 687 guns as part of a gun buyback program over the weekend. WNYC's Kathleen Horan has more.

REPORTER: On Saturday five churches in Brooklyn doubled as drop off locations for New Yorkers who wanted to exchange their firearms for $200. A ...


Automakers Offer Hybrids For NYC Taxi Fleet

Thursday, July 17, 2008

The city's plan to convert its entire fleet of yellow cabs to hybrids in four years is moving forward. Three automakers have guaranteed to set aside 300 hybrids per month to meet the growing demand. WNYC's Kathleen Horan has more.

REPORTER: In October, new regulations require ...


Baseball Fans Cheer All-Stars on Parade

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Baseball fans enjoyed seeing their favorite players from past and present along sixth avenue at the parade celebrating the All-Star game tonight.

People began lining up early this morning to get a prime spot to see players like Yogi Berra, Reggie Jackson and Alex Rodriguez.

Ten year ...


James Brown Memorabilia up for Auction

Friday, July 11, 2008

An auction of more than 1,000 personal items owned by "the hardest working man in show business" - aka James Brown — is set to hit the auction block at Christie's next week.

Everything from handwritten lyrics, awards, home furnishings and musical instruments will be available ...