Kathleen Horan

Reporter, WNYC News

Kathleen Horan appears in the following:

Taxi Drivers Drop Suit Against City

Friday, March 14, 2008

The TV monitors, credit card machines and GPS systems that many drivers worried would be an invasion of privacy are now permanent.

A spokesperson for the city's Law Department says, "This is a complete victory for the city and it will allow all taxi passengers to enjoy the benefits of these ...


Residents, Lawmakers React to Spitzer Resignation

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Lawmakers at the State Capitol say they're focused on going forward with the soon-to-be Gov. David Paterson. He takes over during what is always a hectic time in Albany, with a budget due by the end of the month. Karen DeWitt reports from Albany.

As it began to sink in that ...


Accidents Increase with Switch to DST

Monday, March 10, 2008

WNYC's Kathleen Horan reports that moving the clocks forward one hour can really make a difference on the highways.

Alarm clocks are going off earlier than usual throughout the city, and the world. More than 70 countries observe Daylight Saving Time. But, what most people feel is the loss of shut-eye.

That ...


City Launches Elevator Safety Campaign

Thursday, March 06, 2008

REPORTER: Out of the 950,000 buildings in the 5 boroughs - the Department of Buildings has identified the 10 worst offenders - and posted them on their Web site.

DOB Commissioner Patricia Lancaster says the city is focusing their elevator enforcement program on the apartment owners who ignore their responsibilities.



NYPD Busts Identity Theft Ring in Queens

Thursday, March 06, 2008

The NYPD has charged more than three dozen people with running and operating an ID theft ring in Queens - but officials say the operation stretched as far as Asia.

The suspects allegedly used stolen credit card numbers from a supplier in China to manufacture forged credit and identification cards. The ...

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Demoliton on East Harlem Building Begins

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Demolition on the east Harlem building that collapsed yesterday has begun - and is expected to last a few days. But it will be halted during rush hours tonight to ensure safety.

REPORTER: Forensic engineers with the Department of Buildings are investigating the cause of the collapse but Commissioner Patricia Lancaster ...


No Cause Yet in Building Collapse

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Prior to the collapse, the Department of Buildings inspected the complex 5 times in the past year and issued 5 violations to the owner for failing to maintain the exterior wall of the building.

John Ryan works at East Side Floors on the same block and says he called the city ...


Mayoral Control of Schools Debated

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

REPORTER: Mayor Bloomberg has had control of the school system for 5 years and Albany will soon consider whether his successor should keep that power.

Several councilmembers criticized the mayor for not reaching out to the community enough. That was one point that Chancellor Joel Klein was willing to give opponents, ...


Hunters Take Aim at Canada Geese

Friday, February 29, 2008

A hunt for Canada Geese starts tomorrow in 25 counties in upstate New York.

REPORTER: The state Department of Environmental Conservation, which approved the hunt, says the population of the geese has swelled to more than two hundred thousand. Spokeswoman Maureen Wren says those geese are creating a public nuisance with ...


City Asking Automakers for "Car of the Future"

Thursday, February 07, 2008

The city is asking automakers to come up with designs for a cab for the future

REPORTER: It would be one that will burn alternative fuels, and will be wheelchair-accessible. Taxi and Limousine Commissioner Matthew Daus.

DAUS: Big on the inside and small on the outside - one that looks good that's ...


At The Polls...

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

REPORTER: Brooklyn voter Glen Hinton says he liked both of the Democratic presidential candidates, but voted for Hillary Clinton because he believes she's the stronger choice.

HINTON: I feel comfortable with her being in that arena for so long. I think she could cope in a debate with whoever she's opposed ...


Parade Snarls Subways, Traffic

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

REPORTER: The ticker tape parade along lower Broadway will begin at 11 a.m. at Battery Place and head north to Chambers Street for a ceremony at City Hall.

Mayor Bloomberg is warning people to plan ahead.

BLOOMBERG: There will be a lot of people coming downtown, we have no idea how many ...


Pier 40 Vote Delayed

Friday, February 01, 2008

REPORTER: The circus isn't coming to Pier 40 just yet.

A vote on the 2 redevelopment proposals for the Houston Street park has been delayed until March.

One plan would provide a permanent home for Cirque de Soleil. The other would mostly leave the pier as is, only adding playing fields and ...


New York Chess Fans Remember Bobby Fischer

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Fans of Bobby Fischer are remembering the chess icon over chess boards around the five boroughs.

REPORTER: Fischer died on Thursday, leaving behind a legacy that includes being the only American to win the world championship. Fischer was raised in Brooklyn and attended Erasmus High School before dropping out at sixteen ...


Guard Members Deployed to Afghanistan

Thursday, January 17, 2008

REPORTER: The Guard threw 9 different farewell parties across the state for the troops and their families.

Specialist Joseph Rolan posed for pictures and snacked with his family at the Armory in Manhattan.

A self-professed jokester, Rolan says he plans to use humor to keep his stress down while overseas.

ROLAN: It breaks ...


Massive Waterfall Art Project Will Adorn the East River

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Following the success of the Gates in Central Park, the city is undertaking another big public arts project. instead of billowing saffron fabric, though, this one will use water, lots of it. WNYC's Kathleen Horan explains.

REPORTER: Ever heard of waterfall art? Well by mid July that's exactly what you'll see ...


NYC Gets First Pay Toilet Since 1975

Thursday, January 10, 2008

The first public restroom was opened in Madison Square Park with great fanfare. With the cluster of press there near the shake shack, you might have thought Bono was preparing for a free concert, but a "potty for the people" in New York is an even rarer thing. It certainly ...


Voter Registration Deadline Nears

Monday, January 07, 2008

Here's a possible addition to your New Years "to do" list - register to vote if you want to participate in New York's primaries next month. WNYC's Kathleen Horan has more.

The state primaries have been moved up a month to February 5th - that means the deadline to register is ...


Mayor Makes Low Key Holiday Plans

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

REPORTER: Mayor Bloomberg will spend his morning in Brooklyn today. He's dropping by a couple spots where people don't stop work for Christmas.

BLOOMBERG: I always try on holidays to visit New York City places where our employees have to work on the holiday to say a little bit of thank ...


Bloomberg Follows Tradition for Christmas

Monday, December 24, 2007

A downtown Christmas Eve luncheon got a special guest earlier this afternoon.

REPORTER: Mayor Bloomberg dropped by the meal, which is for the area's homeless families. He says he's planning to attend midnight mass at Saint Patrick's Cathedral later tonight - even though he just so happens to be Jewish.