Kathleen Horan

Reporter, WNYC News

Kathleen Horan appears in the following:

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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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' ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...