Kathleen Horan

Reporter, WNYC News

Kathleen Horan appears in the following:

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 ...


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. ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...