Kathleen Horan

Reporter, WNYC News

Kathleen Horan appears in the following:

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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


Hungry New Yorkers Say Goodbye to the Cheyenne Diner

Sunday, April 06, 2008

The Cheyenne Diner has been on Ninth Avenue and 33rd Street for 68 years. But today's the last day to have a lumberjack breakfast in the 20-by-100-foot railroad car eatery, before a nine-story apartment complex replaces it.

The place has been packed with customers who are saying goodbye, like Michael Cantor:



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:


Cheyenne Diner Set to Close

Friday, April 04, 2008

This 68-year-old chrome and neon fixture will serve its last tuna melt this weekend. The Cheyenne Diner has been more packed than usual recently - since regulars got the news the old railroad car style-eatery filled with memorabilia and comfort food would close.

Of course it's a familiar story in the ...


N.Y., N.J. Sue Federal EPA

Thursday, April 03, 2008

New York, New Jersey and 15 other states are suing the federal Environmental Protection Agency as part of an effort to get them to act on global warming.

The suit comes one year to the day after the Supreme Court required the EPA to decide how to regulate greenhouse gas ...


City Honors Female Garbage Collectors

Saturday, March 29, 2008

The women who help rid the city of its trash are being honored. Eighty-five women were honored at the ceremony Friday — both uniformed and civilian employees — including one who's worked there for for 45 years. WNYC's Kathleen Horan has more.

When you think of a sanitation worker — riding ...


One Option Left for Pier 40

Friday, March 28, 2008

The controversial plan to remake Pier 40 into an entertainment complex, housing Cirque du Soleil and the Tribeca Film Festival is off the table.

The $625-million proposal by the Related Company was bitterly opposed by many neighborhood residents because of the loss of open space and playing fields.

Hudson River Trust ...


City Aims to Be More Senior-Friendly

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Along with the Bloomberg administration, the City Council and the New York Academy of Medicine are holding a series of forums throughout the five boroughs to hear from senior citizens about how to make the city more "age friendly."

WNYC's Kathleen Horan stopped by a forum on the Upper West ...


Auxiliary Cops Denied Death Benefits

Monday, March 24, 2008

Senator Charles Schumer and Police Commissioner Ray Kelly lobbied on behalf of two fallen New York City auxiliary police officers who were denied thousands of dollars in death benefits by the Department of Justice because they were volunteers.

Schumer and Kelly say the families of officers Eugene Marshalik and Nicholas Pekearo's ...


Auto Show Opens at Javits Center

Friday, March 21, 2008

A thousand shiny new cars are filling up the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center for the 108th annual New York City International Auto show.

That's surprising to some who look at the price of gas, the possibility of congestion pricing and the state of the economy - and wonder how anyone ...