Kathleen Horan

Reporter, WNYC News

Kathleen Horan appears in the following:

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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


Female WWII Riveters Celebrated on Long Island

Sunday, September 16, 2007

During World War Two, millions of women went to work in manufacturing plants to produce munitions needed for the war. They worked alongside men and changed ideas about what was considered "women's work." In honor of their contribution, five former riveters, welders, and inspectors were celebrated recently on Long Island. ...


Health and Hospital Corporation Publicizes City Hospital Data

Saturday, September 08, 2007

The Health and Hospital Corporation is making public its performance and safety data on the city's eleven public hospitals. WNYC's Kathleen Horan has more:

HORAN: In the past, finding out even basic healthcare information was more than a little challenging. The new website from HHC reveals everything from mortality rates to ...


A Look Back on the Taxi Strike

Friday, September 07, 2007

The 48-hour taxi strike is over. Drivers who stayed off the job were protesting Global Positioning Systems and credit card machines - required to be installed in all yellow cabs within a few months. City officials and striking cabbies had vastly different accounts of how many drivers actually stayed off ...


Hard, But Not Impossible, to Hail a Cab

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

It's harder to get a cab today... and it will be difficult again tomorrow... but it's not impossible. The effect of the taxi strike today is nothing compared to the transit strike a year and half ago. So, what are drivers accomplishing by staying home today...


Thousands of Cab Drivers On Strike Today

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

It may take awhile longer to hail a cab today - thousands of drivers are striking. It's scheduled to last through tomorrow. Cabbies are protesting the mandatory installation of GPS's by the end of the fall. WNYC's Kathleen Horan has more.


FDNY Officials Reassigned Following Deutsch Bank Fire

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Three officers at the Fire Department have been demoted for not being prepared for a fire at the Deutsche Bank building. A fire at the deconstruction site next to Ground Zero killed 2 firefighters. The firefighters union says the reassignments are a rush to judgment. WNYC's Kathleen Horan has more.

The ...


Officials Demanding Answers About Deutsche Bank Fire

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Elected officials are vowing to find answers now that two firefighters killed in a fire at the former Deutsche Bank building have been laid to rest. At Friday's funeral for Robert Beddia, the eyes of thousands were literally on Mayor Bloomberg, Governor Spitzer and Fire Commissioner Nicholas Scoppetta. WNYC's Kathleen ...


Wake Held for Deutsche Bank Firefighter

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

As the details of Saturday's fire at the former Deutsche Bank building emerge - the rituals of mourning for the 2 firefighters who died has begun. A wake for 33-year-old Joseph Graffagnino was held yesterday. WNYC's Kathleen Horan was there.


Changes to City’s Filming Regulations

Friday, August 03, 2007

Today is the last day the city will accept comments on proposed rule changes for filming and photography in the five boroughs. The new regulations drafted by the Mayor's Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting would require permits for activities that are commonplace for many with a video or regular ...


Third Police Shooting Suspect Arrested, Back in New York

Friday, July 13, 2007

With yesterday's arrest of Robert Ellis in Pennsylvania, all 3 suspects in the shooting of 2 New York City police officers are now in custody. Police made a point of using the wounded cops' handcuffs during the arrests. WNYC's Kathleen Horan has more.

Commissioner Ray Kelly says using the handcuffs was ...


American Claims Hot Dog Title

Thursday, July 05, 2007

It was record-breaking day at yesterday's Hot Dog Eating Contest at Coney Island.

REPORTER: American Joey Chestnut claimed the Mustard Belt from 6 time champion Takera Kobayashi. Chestnut ate 66 hot dogs, shattering his previous record of 59 ½. Japan's Kobayashi was 3 dogs away from the title, eating a total ...


City Announces Overhaul of 911 System

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

There are some objections to the city's upgrade of its 911 system from the unions representing police and fire dispatchers. WNYC's Kathleen Horan has more.

REPORTER: The city wants to modernize the emergency call system and consolidate the dispatchers into 2 new centers. But the operators' unions have raised concerns that ...


City Opens School Yards as Playgrounds

Monday, July 02, 2007

The city plans to open public school playgrounds borough-wide for general use. They've begun to roll out the program already by opening sixty-nine school yards today. Its a part of Mayor Bloomberg's goal of having every New Yorker live within a ten minute walk of a park or a playground. ...


Coney Island Cyclone Turns 80

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

A Brooklyn icon turns eighty today. It takes a minute forty five seconds to ride the Cyclone roller coaster, but takes a bit longer to recover. One man has been in charge of making sure this famous, wooden thrill ride runs like it did when it opened. Gerry Menditto has ...