Kathleen Horan

Reporter, WNYC News

Kathleen Horan appears in the following:

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 ...


Test Scores Drop in Middle School

Friday, September 22, 2006

State test scores for grades 3-8 show good marks in the early grades, but there's still a significant drop in middle school. WNYC's Kathleen Horan reports.

The overall numbers in the city stayed nearly the same with 50.7 percent of kids meeting standards - a drop of about one percent form ...


Increase in Cab Fares Considered, First in Two Years

Friday, September 15, 2006

The price of a yellow cab ride may go up by the end of the year.

REPORTER: Fares haven't gone up in two years - even though cabbies have repeatedly petitioned for a gas surcharge several times since the last increase.

Instead of a surcharge, the Taxi and Limousine Commission is considering ...


City Considers Cab Fare Hike

Thursday, September 14, 2006

The city is considering raising cab fares again jsut two years after fares were increased by more than 20 percent.

The Taxi and Limousine Commission is considering doubling the fee charged while a cab is stuck in traffic. If its approved, riders would pay 40 cents for every minute instead of ...


Where Were You When The Lights Went Out

Monday, August 14, 2006

Today marks the 3-year anniversary of the blackout that affected dozens of cities and millions of people in the eastern U.S. and in Canada.

Here in the city on August 14th, 2003 as the skyline went dark, people tried to improvise ways to get home, eat and keep cool. WNYC's Kathleen ...


Soldiers' Funerals: A Job That Never Gets Easier

Monday, June 05, 2006

There have been 2,475 U.S. soldiers who have been killed so far during the war in Iraq. At every military funeral there is a general officer from the Army. For Brigadier General Paul Izzo, it's all in a day's work. He travels the east coast representing the Army. As WNYC's ...


Gorden Parks Remembered at Riverside Church

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Photographer, filmmaker, writer and composer Gordon Parks was remembered yesterday at Riverside Church in Manhattan. WNYC's Kathleen Horan has this report.

REPORTER: A man renown for his work behind the camera, but who wasn't content to stop there was celebrated in words and music. Parks' loved ones and colleges recounted how ...


Katrina Evacuees Face Deadlines

Thursday, February 09, 2006

The Radission Hotel in Queens is letting the 30 evacuees from Hurricane Katrina stay, for now - even if the federal emergency management agency or FEMA stops paying for their rooms.

Besides the Radisson, there are about a dozen other hotels where evacuees are still staying. For many of them, the ...


Fashionistas Descend on Bryant Park

Friday, February 03, 2006

Fashion week begins today in Bryant Park, and throughout the city, where more than 100 designers will preview their fall collections. WNYC's Kathleen Horan reports.

REPORTER: The white tents and the 65-thousand square foot temporary structure where many of the runway shows will be held are up and ready. Some 15-thousand ...