Kathleen Horan

Reporter, WNYC News

Kathleen Horan appears in the following:

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.



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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...