Kathleen Horan

Reporter, WNYC News

Kathleen Horan appears in the following:

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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


Last Call at McHale's

Friday, January 13, 2006

In New York places come and go – especially bars and restaurants. Even venerable institutions, places that are tattooed into the skin of the city. But as we have seen with CBGB's and most recently, the Second Avenue Deli- few places are immune to the ...


Audio Montage: Taxis in the Strike

Friday, December 23, 2005

With fare zones, shared cabs and lots of traffic, taxi drivers had a unique experience during the strike. Some made extra cash, others a "love connection".


Transit Strike is Bad for Business

Wednesday, December 21, 2005

The transit strike is affecting businesses throughout the city. Some estimates have put the losses at hundreds of millions of dollars a day. Mayor Bloomberg said as many as 40 percent of the city's retail business did not open yesterday and some that did had ...


Remembering Rosa Parks in New York

Friday, December 02, 2005

New York joined cities around the nation today by keeping the front seat of its buses empty in honor of Rosa Parks. On the empty seat, was a picture of Rosa Parks and a notice asking riders to honor the civil rights leader by leaving ...


For New York's Delivery Guys, Dangerous Work and Low Pay

Thursday, November 10, 2005

In New York City, it's easy to take for granted that food can be delivered to your door - in any kind of weather, even late into the night. But the job of delivering food is filled with risks and challenges - often for very ...


City Sound Man Says Goodbye

Friday, October 14, 2005

There are countless numbers of people who work behind the scenes to keep the city running. Unknowingly, we rely on them without ever taking the time to find out who they are. Al Tropea is one of those individuals. And today is his last day ...


An Obit to 10-Year Old Bronx Victim

Friday, September 09, 2005

Its been a hard season for some of New York City's children. There have been tragic stories of car wrecks, freak accidents and gunshots wiping out young lives. The Labor Day Holiday was no exception. Naiesha Pearson was enjoying a family barbecue when she was ...


A Labor Day Memory by Annette Rubinstein

Monday, September 05, 2005

In honor of Labor Day, we spoke with New Yorker Annette Rubinstein. She's a 95-year-old teacher and editor who lives on the Upper West side...and has been involved with labor issues most of her life. She says she’s still looking for meaning in the holiday ...


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 ...