Kathleen Horan

Reporter, WNYC News

Kathleen Horan appears in the following:

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 Richard Moe of the National ...


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 a Latin fusion group known ...


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 and Limousine Commissioner Matthew Daus ...


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 hurt in the quake, but ...


Park Slope's "Whitey" Remembered

Friday, May 09, 2008

Walk up Park Slope's Seventh Avenue - between 11th and 12th Streets - and you'll pass a makeshift memorial. Bouquets of flowers surround a photo of an older man with a creased face and bright blue eyes. 64-year-old "Whitey," a beloved local character, died last month.

WNYC's Kathleen Horan has this ...


Fosella Admits Fathering Child out of Wedlock

Thursday, May 08, 2008

Republican Congressman Vito Fosella has admitted to having an affair and fathering a child out of wedlock. His confession today has some speculating that his seat in Congress might be in peril. WNYC's Kathleen Horan has more.

Fosella says he fathered a child three years ago and has had a relationship ...


City Pushes for Cameras in Bus Lanes

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

If the city gets its way, there'll soon be an extra set of eyes in bus-only lanes.

The Bloomberg administration wants state lawmakers to approve a proposal to install cameras the lanes to discourage drivers from illegally double-parking.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg says the city can't afford to have an officer in every ...


Water Taxi Service Increased

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

The city will get more ferry service starting next week, thanks to local and federal funds.

City officials hope the subsidies will encourage people to take a boat to work and leave their cars at home.

Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Kahn says it's a greener way to travel, with a nod to ...


Department of Aging Gets an Overhaul

Saturday, May 03, 2008

The city's Department of Aging is getting its first major restructuring in decades.

Members of the city council visited a senior center in Brooklyn Friday to listen to some of the concerns of elderly New Yorkers and their families. Nathaniel Boyd says his 80-year-old mother used to go to the center ...


Dance Class Preps Women for Jets Cheerleaders Try Outs

Friday, May 02, 2008

On any given day, there are countless auditions held in New York. Show biz wannabes of all stripes pound the pavement in the hopes of being cast in the next great play, movie, or TV show. But later this month, the New York Jets will hold an open casting call ...


Credit Cards in Cabs Under Review

Friday, May 02, 2008

Are credit card machines in the city's yellow cabs an improvement? City Council members posed that question yesterday and the answers they received were dramatically different. Taxi and Limousine Commissioner Matthew Daus says the technology is working well and that drivers' tips have nearly doubled since the beginning of the ...


Colombian Author is Also Food Market "Delivery Guy"

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

The city sponsored Immigrant Heritage Week last week but really in New York it's possible to mark the immigrant experience and its effect every day. Writer Joaquin Botero is originally from Colombia. His book "El Jardin en Chelsea" describes working at the Garden of Eden food market on 23rd Street.

WNYC's ...


PBA Posts Competition's Salaries for Recruits

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

The Patrolman's Benevolent Association is stepping up its fight to get better salaries for its officers. The union will now post jobs from police departments in other cities that pay more. The move comes as the city and the union expect word from a state arbitration panel on the salary ...


Pope's Visit Causes Elation, Gridlock

Friday, April 18, 2008

The pope's visit to the city has some people elated but others fed up with some of the street closures and gridlock - especially on the east side of Manhattan where the pontiff has been spending the day.

Cabbie Figaro Chodry says it’s more challenging than a normal Friday:

CHODRY: Its kind ...


Tax Day Turns Accountants into Rock Stars

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Today is April 15 - known as the deadline to file your taxes. It's also the day of the year accountants are treated like rock stars as they help panicked procrastinators.

Karen Latney Castillo prepares taxes for the Lower East Side People's Federal Credit Union. She says people are often so ...


Waitresses Sue Queens Employer

Friday, April 11, 2008

A Queens club that charges men $2 per song to dance with a waitress has been sued for labor violations.

WNYC's Kathleen Horan caught up with some of the "dancers" who are part of the suit against the Flamingo Nightclub in Jackson Heights.

Opposite the elevated 7 train, is a gentlemen's ...


New Yorkers Gather to Remember Mailer

Thursday, April 10, 2008

A couple thousand of Norman Mailer's family, friends and admirers filled Carnegie Hall yesterday to celebrate his life.

It took almost three hours to memorialize the man who published more than 30 books, was married six times, and had nine kids. They all spoke about their dad and recalled his ...


Council Pledges Work on "G" Train

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

G train passengers say it's regularly overcrowded and unreliable.

The City Council held a hearing yesterday afternoon - part of an effort to improve service on the Brooklyn-Queens Crosstown line.

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority said while the agency wants to extend service to Church Avenue by the end of the year, ...


Group Aims to Stop Brooklyn Demolition

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Opponents of the controversial Atlantic Yards project want to stop any demolition between 6th Avenue and Dean street in Brooklyn.

The Dean Street Property Association - made up of tenants, business and property owners - says buildings are being taken down too quickly without a guaranteed "Phase 2" construction plan.

The group ...


Cheyenne Diner Shuts its Doors

Sunday, April 06, 2008

It's last call for omelettes and bison burgers at the Cheyenne Diner. The old chrome eatery on the corner at Ninth Avenue and 33rd street is closing its doors Sunday after 68 years. WNYC's Kathleen Horan has more: