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Kathleen Horan

Reporter, WNYC News

Kathleen Horan appears in the following:

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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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.

BLOOMBERG: You ...

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Yonkers Deliveryman Laid to Rest

Saturday, December 22, 2007

A 25-year-old delivery man killed in Yonkers has been laid to rest. WNYC's Kathleen Horan has this report on Martin Antonio Perez, who had only been working at the Emerald diner for just two weeks when he was shot dead over eighteen dollars worth of food.

REPORTER: Martin Perez came into ...

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Activists Fight Removal of Washington Square Trees

Friday, December 21, 2007

It took a year for the renovation proposal of Washington Square Park to get approval. But opponents of the redesign continue to fight the plan, even as construction at the park is already underway.

REPORTER: Last night, about three dozen neighborhood residents spoke out against the city's plan to cut down ...

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Second Avenue Deli Reopens

Monday, December 17, 2007

33rd Street and 3rd Avenue is poised to become the new hot spot for pastrami and chopped liver. That's because the Second Avenue Deli is reopening there today, 2 years after it left the East Village. WNYC's Kathleen Horan has more.

The new location looks very similar to the deli that ...

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Mayor Bloomberg Kicks Off "Pothole Season"

Monday, December 17, 2007

'Tis the season to be jolly to catch the flu and to celebrate the filling of potholes around the city. Mayor Bloomberg kicked off "pothole season" by joining a Department of Transportation crew in Fort Greene, Brooklyn where DOT commissioner Joseph Cannisi explains the first step in fixing a pothole ...

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NYC Transit Works On Improving Track Safety

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

A comprehensive report on how to improve worker safety in the subway system has been released by New York City Transit. This, after the deaths of 2 transit employees killed on the job. The report is being called "groundbreaking" by both transit officials and the Transport Workers Union. WNYC's Kathleen ...

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City's Aging Artists Concerned About Future

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

A new study of the city's older artists reveals that in spite of their low incomes, they're still happy. Just don't mess with their rent-stabilized apartments. The report, from Teachers College, is based on 213 artists in the city. WNYC's Kathleen Horan attended a reception in their honor.

REPORTER: Many of ...

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Animal Lovers Fight for Birds' Rights

Monday, December 03, 2007

Stop persecuting the pigeons! That's what bird lovers of all stripes are saying in response to a controversial City Council bill that hasn't even been drafted yet. The legislation, proposed by Councilman Simcha Felder would fine anyone feeding a pigeon and would appoint a city employee to be a kind ...

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Broadway's Back

Friday, November 30, 2007

It was an extreme makeover on Broadway last night, when most of the two dozen shows closed during the strike reopened. Lines of fans waited for tickets and some theaters offered discounts to ensure a full house.

REPORTER: The Little Mermaid, a production that's still in previews, announced the delay of ...

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Art Show Honors Track Worker

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

The work of an artist rarely found without his sketchbook will be celebrated tonight at the Bread and Roses Gallery 1199. The show is expected to attract artists, as well as transit workers, two groups who don't regularly mingle. As WNYC's Kathleen Horan reports, Marvin Franklin was an artist who ...

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Oil Company Hosts Meeting in Greenpoint

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Tonight, Exxon Mobil holds a public meeting for residents of Greenpoint, affected by a decades-old oil spill. The company is making an effort to explain new work to pump out and dispose of polluted material. As WNYC's Kathleen Horan reports, Exxon is expanding its cleanup, but also bolstering slick community ...

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New Development Plans for Famed Amusement Park

Friday, November 09, 2007

The city has unveiled its proposal for re-zoning Coney island. The new plan covers 19city blocks and is one of the largest re-zoning plans Brooklyn has ever seen. The new project derails the plans of private developer Joe Sitt of Thor Equities who had wanted to build hotels and year ...

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Local Pols Respond to Merrill Lynch’s Possible Uptown Move

Thursday, October 25, 2007

News that the world's largest brokerage firm, Merrill Lynch, is planning to move from Lower Manhattan to Midtown is drawing a mixed reaction from elected officials.

REPORTER: Mayor Bloomberg says the proposed site, on Seventh Avenue near Penn Station, is still in New York.

BLOOMBERG: My main concern is that Merill Lynch ...

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Ex-Principal Seeks Return to Arabic Language School

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

The former principal of the city's Arabic language and culture school wants to sue the Department of Education. Debbie Almontaser also wants her job at the Khalil Gibran International Academy back. She resigned after being criticized for not condemning the use of the word "intifada" on a t-shirt. WNYC's Kathleen ...

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National Memorial Dedicated in Lower Manhattan

Friday, October 05, 2007

A national memorial in honor of African slaves was dedicated today. The ceremony was held at the site in lower Manhattan where a colonial-era burial ground was found 16 years ago.

REPORTER: Mayor Bloomberg says more than a cemetery was unearthed at the site. A tragic truth was also revealed:

BLOOMBERG: Today ...

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Highlights from Open House New York

Thursday, October 04, 2007

This weekend some of New York’s most difficult spaces to visit will open their doors to the public. It’s the 5th annual OpenHouse New York, which is billed as America’s largest architectural and design event. More than 350 arts, cultural and private institutions will allow visitors, free of charge, the ...

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City, State Sue Drug Company

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

The city and state have joined forces to sue the pharmaceutical company Merck, for allegedly misrepresenting the risks of their painkiller Vioxx. WNYC's Kathleen Horan has more.

REPORTER: In a joint statement, Mayor Bloomberg and state Attorney General Andrew Cuomo said that the lawsuit was filed against New Jersey-based Merck for ...

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