Kathleen Horan

Reporter, WNYC News

Kathleen Horan appears in the following:

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 ...


Economic Downturn Puts Damper on NYers Summer Plans

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

New Yorkers say they are used to hazy, hot and humid weather, like the kind we've been experiencing this week, but they're not used to a tough economy that is limiting many residents' summertime plans. Lisa Johnson of Brooklyn says last year she and her ...


Queens National Guard Remembered

Friday, July 04, 2008

A gathering at an auto repair shop on Utica Avenue in Brooklyn today may look like a typical Fourth of July celebration. There will be barbeque chicken, reggae music and dominos. But it's more than just an Independence Day party - it's a celebration of ...


Hot Dog Eating Champs Weigh In

Thursday, July 03, 2008

Tomorrow nitrates will become as patriotic as apple pie when the 93rd annual Nathan's hot dog eating contest in Coney island kicks off.

It's bound to be one for the history books when six time world champ Takeru Kobayashi, from Japan, battles to regain his title ...


Construction Workers Stay Home as Cement Truck Drivers Strike

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

The strike by cement truck drivers has extended an already long holiday weekend for many in the construction trades.

Workers throughout the city have been told not to come to work because they can't do their job without cement deliveries.

Danny, who didn't want to give his ...


School's Out For Summer

Thursday, June 26, 2008

The last day of school was today for the city's public school students. Many kids already have their summers planned.

These second graders from the upper West Side, Lauren Winters and her friend Abigail share what they're looking forward to:

WINTERS: Making new friends in camp - ...


Democrats Angling for Fossella's Seat

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Democrats think they have a good chance of winning the seat being vacated by New York City's only Republican congressman, Vito Fossella.

REPORTER: Fossella announced last month he wouldn't seek re-election, following his drunk driving arrest and news that he fathered a child out of wedlock. ...


Smokers Dig Deeper Into Their Pockets

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

If you're a smoker, get ready for some sticker shock today. The cost of a pack of cigarettes is going up by $1.25, thanks to a state tax hike. That means the cost of a pack of cigarettes will be around $8.50.

Robin Gross of Long ...


City Smokers Prepare for New State Tax

Monday, June 02, 2008

Gotta light...? If you need one for a cigarette, be prepared to see more of your money go 'up in smoke.' The state's new tax on cigarettes goes into effect tomorrow and a pack of smokes will go from $1.50 to $2.75 a pack. That ...


Middle Schoolers Find Out Which Schools They'll Attend

Friday, May 30, 2008

The Department of Education is starting to send out notification letter's today to parents of middle school kids about what school their children will be attending.

Many of the notifications are being mailed out later than last year - when they were sent out anytime from ...


City Beaches Open

Saturday, May 24, 2008

The city's fourteen miles of public beaches are open -- in four of the five boroughs. Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe says it isn't hard to appreciate sun, surf and sand - especially when it doesn't cost a dime.

BENEPE: They were built to be these great ...


Mayor Seeks to Ease Racial Tension in Crown Heights

Friday, May 23, 2008

City Black and Jewish officials met in Crown Heights yesterday to denounce bias crimes in the Brooklyn neighborhood. They warned more vigilance is needed to avoid a repeat of the unrest the neighborhood experienced seventeen years ago.

Recent incidents include the beating and robbing of a ...


Botanical Garden, Prospect Park get $25 million donation

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Twenty five million dollars has been donated to the New York Botanical Garden and Prospect Park. That's the largest private gift to the parks in the city's history.

Philanthropist Shelby White says she grew up a block away from Brooklyn's Prospect Park and considered it her ...


Brooklyn Residents Protest Renewed Violence

Thursday, May 22, 2008

After a recent shooting in Brooklyn's Clinton Hill neighborhood, residents and elected officials want the Police Department to increase police presence there. They claim the streets have felt less safe over the past several months. This conflicts with the city's statistics, which indicate that the ...


Lower East Side "Endangered"

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

New development on the Lower East Side has landed the neighborhood on an annual list of the country's 11 most endangered historic spots.

REPORTER: High rises built over the past few years are beginning to erode the fabric of the area - that's according to ...


MTA Picks Top Musicians

Friday, May 16, 2008

REPORTER: The results of a talent contest for musicians competing to serenade subway passengers are in.

Out of the 55 hopefuls who auditioned earlier this month, the MTA has approved 23 groups.

Among the winners are a vibraphonist, a punk cellist and a Chinese classical musician.

There's also ...


Cabbie Fined for Foul Language

Thursday, May 15, 2008

New York City is known as a place where people express themselves and not always in the kindest ways.

But, cab drivers are being held to a higher standard.

A cabbie who cursed at another driver was fined $1,000 and had his license suspended for a month.

Taxi ...


New Yorkers Donate to Quake Relief

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

New Yorkers - especially Chinese-Americans - are answering the call for donations to victims of this week's devastating earthquake in China.

Queens resident James Lee stopped by the offices of the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association yesterday to donate $100.

Lee says he doesn't know anyone personally ...