Kathleen Horan

Reporter, WNYC News

Kathleen Horan appears in the following:

Sometimes a Couch is More Than a Couch

Thursday, August 25, 2005

August is typically a vacation month... especially for therapists. Getting an appointment to see one can be almost impossible. But even as many analysts’ couches remain empty this month, one company has been busy constructing them.

WNYC’s Kathleen Horan went to Queens to see how Prestige Furniture and design has been ...


City Approves Hybrid Taxi Models

Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Responding to a deadline to approve at least one type of hybrid car model for use as a taxi, the city approved six. That leaves it up to taxi owners to choose whether they prefer a Ford, Toyota, Honda or Lexus.

REPORTER: The environmentally friendly vehicles are thousands of dollars more ...


New Look for Yellow Cabs?

Friday, June 17, 2005

Designers, taxi drivers and public officials gathered in Greenwich Village yesterday to discuss how taxis can be improved for both cabbies and riders.

REPORTER: The workshop looked at a range of technical upgrades, including how to better fit baby strollers and wheelchairs. Christopher Mount, with The Parsons School Of Design, says ...


Donated Dresses Help Prom Dreams Come True in Brooklyn

Friday, May 27, 2005

Spring means graduation and prom season – and that means money. The costliest items are the dance tickets and the formal wear. So a teen magazine and some Brooklyn elected officials organized a prom dress giveaway for girls who can’t afford their own. WNYC’s Kathleen Horan went to Brownsville to ...


Landmark Commission Approves Parks Plan

Wednesday, May 18, 2005

Washington Square Park is another step closer to getting its $16-million dollar redesign, now that the city's Landmarks Preservation Commission has voted to approve a Parks Department plan. WNYC's Kathleen Horan has more.

REPORTER: A fence would still be built around the park, but the parks department has scrapped one of ...


Goodbye to Fez

Thursday, March 24, 2005

Last night, a well known little club on the corner of Great Jones and Lafayette Streets on the edge of Manhattan's east village closed its doors after thirteen years.

Fez Under Time Cafe could seat one-hundred-and-thirty people and offered an eclectic mix of live cabaret, comedy, and music. Unknown and emerging ...

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Einstein Look-alike Completes CUNY's Equation

Wednesday, March 09, 2005

The life and work of Albert Einstein is being celebrated by the City University Of New York's Graduate Center on the occasion of his 121st birthday.

As part of the festivities, organizers put an ad in an actor's newspaper seeking Einstein look a likes. Physicist Brian Schwartz says he was excited ...


Animal Rescue Groups Get Windfall from Private Foundation

Wednesday, February 09, 2005

A private foundation plans to give the city $15.5 million (over the next seven years) to help save the lives of more of its homeless cats and dogs. The money will be distributed by The Mayor's Alliance – a coalition of 65 different animal rescue groups and shelters. For the ...


A Race of a Different Stripe

Friday, January 28, 2005

You may have heard of sled dog race through the Alaskan wilderness called the Iditarod. Take away the dogs and substitute shopping carts for sleds and you have the second annual New York Idiotarod. Participants will wear costumes and drag souped-up shopping carts to three different checkpoints through the city.

Jeff ...


Source of the Subway Shutdown

Wednesday, January 26, 2005

The source of the subway shutdown may have been a homeless person lighting a fire in the tunnel to try and stay warm in sub-freezing temperatures. WNYC's Kathleen Horan takes a look at how many homeless people seek shelter in the subway and what riders think about their presence.


Intimate Subway

Friday, October 08, 2004

For a century, city dwellers have filled trains traveling through Gotham’s underground tunnels. WNYC’s Kathleen Horan spoke to New Yorkers about how the shared transit of the subway can be the first step to a kind of intimacy between strangers.


What Convention? NYers' Plans for RNC

Tuesday, August 24, 2004

With less than a week to go before the Republican Convention, New Yorkers are gearing up for the security laced event. WNYC's Kathleen Horan walked the streets around Madison Square Garden to find out what people are doing to prepare.


Yellow Cabs Seeing Red

Tuesday, June 08, 2004

It's been a little over a month since fares for yellow cabs went up. WNYC's Kathleen Horan went out and spoke with drivers and riders about how the twenty six percent hike is affecting them.
The Taxi and Limousine Commission won't have any official numbers about rider ship until the end ...


Unseen America

Wednesday, October 08, 2003

The city is currently host to some unlikely pairings... Near the brash lights of Times Square, is a photography show on display in a union headquarters. The photographers are Chinese garment workers and low income Jewish retirees. They have few cultural overlaps except the experience of being immigrants and workers. ...


Brooklyn Bridge Turns 120

Tuesday, May 27, 2003

The city marked the 120th birthday of the Brooklyn Bridge on Saturday May 24th. The sweeping web of cables and wooden walkway have inspired people for decades and continues to do so today. The following audio postcard is a celebration of the relationship between New Yorkers and their bridge.


Taxis Drop Celebrity Announcements

Monday, April 07, 2003

By the end of this month, taxis will be required to remove the recorded celebrity announcements reminding passengers to buckle up or get a receipt.

WNYC's Kathleen Horan reports.


It's Cold Outside

Monday, January 27, 2003

It may not be the coldest winter in NY's history, but's it's pretty darn cold out there. So far, the average temperature has been a balmy 29 degrees....

Here are some tips from fellow New Yorkers who have found ways to defend aganist the cold.


Now Playing

Saturday, January 04, 2003

It's Mad Magazine's 50th anniversary. Kathleen Horan caught up with Al Jaffee, one of Mad's original illustrators. Produced by Michael Raphael.


Tenement Museum v. Tenement Dwellers

Saturday, May 04, 2002

In the next few weeks, a state agency is expected to decide whether the Lower East Side Tenement Museum can move forward with it's planned expansion, which would require condemning the building next door. Feelings have been heated on both sides. WNYC's Kathleen Horan reports on how this conflict is ...