Kathleen Horan

Reporter, WNYC News

Kathleen Horan appears in the following:

New York Considers Apology for Slavery

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Should New York state apologize for its role in the slave trade? That's the question lawmakers in Albany will consider today. WNYC's Kathleen Horan has more on the vote, which is timed to fall today on June 19th, the anniversary of the freeing of the last slaves in 1865.

REPORTER: Several ...


Council Votes Against Controversial Street Name

Thursday, May 31, 2007

A majority of City Council members voted against an effort to rename a Brooklyn street for the late black activist Sonny Carson yesterday, but there was some passionate discourse on the floor of the council chambers beforehand. WNYC's Kathleen Horan has more.

REPORTER: Council members came out on 2 very different ...


Councilman Takes the Foodstamp Challenge

Thursday, May 17, 2007

A week ago City Councilman Eric Gioia undertook what is called "the food stamp challenge. He joined many public officials throughout the country trying to live off the average weekly food budget of twenty eight dollars. Gioia says he hopes to better understand the challenges of the life of a ...


Proposed Changes to DNA Access

Friday, May 04, 2007

DNA evidence has been a key factor in overturning wrongful convictions in recent years. WNYC's Kathleen Horan reports on several bills introduced in Albany that lawmakers say will update the way that critical evidence is handled.

REPORTER: Over the last 16 years, 23 people in New York state were wrongly convicted ...


The Skate Keeper of Empire Rink

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

It’s hard to know which jobs are going to have the greatest impact in a city like New York. The fact that Michael Ramirez is leaving the work he’s done for 41 years might not get much attention, unless you were a regular at the Empire Roller Skating Center.

The Crown ...


A Visit to Coney Island

Monday, April 23, 2007

Coney Island has been a resort destination and escape for New Yorkers for more than 100 years. It's been built, torn down and rebuilt over and over without much of a master plan. In its latest incarnation as the "peoples playground – Coney Island is set to change again. Most ...


Second Bid for Starrett City Gets Thumbs-Down

Saturday, April 07, 2007

A second bid to purchase Brooklyn's Starrett City housing complex is in the works. But already some key elected officials are giving it the thumbs down. WNYC's Kathleen Horan has more.


Police Move to Stop Critical Mass Ride

Saturday, March 31, 2007

Police moved quickly at last night's Critical Mass bike ride, arresting three people and issuing 46 summonses. It was the first of the monthly rides since the NYPD's new rules went into effect, requiring a permit for public gatherings of 50 or more people. WNYC's Kathleen Horan has more.


Protest Against Coney Island Development

Friday, March 30, 2007

The beach, the boardwalk and the Cyclone are just days away, as Coney Island prepares to open for business this Sunday. But before the season begins, a group against some of the area's proposed development will protest later today. WNYC's Kathleen Horan has more.

REPORTER: The protesters are part of a ...


Delivery Workers Protest Treatment

Friday, March 23, 2007

Of the city's more than 20,000 restaurants, the majority deliver. Delivery workers have never had it easy - bad weather or the risk of robbery and injury. But now, workers are speaking up about treatment they say is illegal and they've taken action. WNYC's Kathleen Horan has more.

REPORTER: This week, ...


City Council Discusses, Approves Several Bills

Thursday, March 15, 2007

The City Council was busy yesterday with votes on everything from fats to bats. WNYC's Kathleen Horan has this round-up.

The most controversial bill, if signed into law by Mayor Bloomberg, will ban the use of metal bats in high-school baseball games. Supporters say the ban will make baseball safer for ...


NJ Same Sex Couples Register For Civil Unions

Monday, February 19, 2007

Today is the first day same sex couples in New Jersey can register for civil unions. New Jersey is the third state in the nation to create institution as a close alternative to marriage. WNYC's Kathleen Horan has more.

REPORTER: Even though today is the President's Day holiday - some towns ...


Deliverymen Protest Unfair Treatment

Friday, February 16, 2007

Delivery workers for a Midtown Chinese restaurant are suing over work conditions they say are unsafe and unfair. 10 employees of "Our Place Shanghai Tea Garden" also say they were paid far below the minimum wage. WNYC's Kathleen Horan has more.

REPORTER: The delivery workers allege they often made as little ...


Organization Never Goes Out of Fashion

Friday, February 09, 2007

Fashion Week's curtain comes down today in Bryant Park, but for one woman, the end of this week Fashion Week just means the start of another. Ruth Finley has been the keeper of the industry's appointment book since 1944. Her bi-weekly newsletter is the go-to guide for designers, buyers and ...


Federal Court Rules in Favor of RNC Protestors

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

A Federal court has ruled that the city cannot keep records and videotapes collected during the 2004 Republican Convention secret from the public. WNYC's Kathleen Horan has more.

REPORTER: The city faced about 90 separate lawsuits involving 560 plaintiffs after the mass arrests- during the convention. The documents, were released to ...


Opponents Protest Proposed Permit Changes

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Demonstrations of ten or more people could soon require a permit. That's if new rules proposed by the NYPD are approved. WNYC's Kathleen Horan attended the first public hearing on the matter.

More than 100 people waited in long lines to pass through security searches before entering one police plaza. Once ...


Reaching Out of Poverty: An Arts Perspective

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

New York has long been considered a city of the arts. But that doesn't mean it’s a haven for artists. The intermittent incomes of the self employed can't always keep up with the skyrocketing cost of living. Sometimes the city can seem downright hostile to the creative class. Photographer Jill ...


Subsidies for the Diamond District

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Some of the city's diamond dealers are concerned about a vote by city economic officials today. The city is set to authorize tax breaks for a modern 40 to 50 story complex right in the middle of bustling strip on 47th street between 5th and 6th Avenues. The street is ...


Taxi Fare Hike Will Double Waiting Charge

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

They say time is money and now that's also the case in the city's yellow cabs.

A fare hike, approved yesterday - will soon be seen by riders when their taxi is stuck in traffic. The waiting time will double to 40 cents a minute -Bringing wages for cabbies up when ...


CBGB's Fades Into New York's Past

Sunday, October 15, 2006

Since CBGB’s opened 33 years ago, the rock club on the Bowery has helped launch bands like the Ramones, Blondie and the Talking Heads. CBGBs fought to keep its lease but lost... and now it’s really closing. The final show is tomorrow. WNYC’s Kathleen Horan visited the club in search ...