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Kathleen Horan

Reporter, WNYC News

Kathleen Horan appears in the following:

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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


Tibetans Vow to Continue Protests

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Local Tibetan groups say they'll continue protesting here in the city as long as there's unrest and violence back home.

Yesterday, hundreds of people gathered outside the U.N. as the deadline for Tibetan protesters to surrender to Chinese police drew near. Today, they'll be back outside ...


Coney Island Opens for 2008

Monday, March 17, 2008

One sign that spring is on its way is yesterday's opening of Astroland on Coney Island.

Lovers of the old-school amusement park worried that the 2007 season would be its last, with plans to redevelop the beach front property looming.

Though Astroland's fate is still up in ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...

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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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 - ...


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 ...


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 ...


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, ...


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 ...