Kathleen Horan

Reporter, WNYC News

Kathleen Horan appears in the following:

Second Avenue Deli Reopens

Monday, December 17, 2007

33rd Street and 3rd Avenue is poised to become the new hot spot for pastrami and chopped liver. That's because the Second Avenue Deli is reopening there today, 2 years after it left the East Village. WNYC's Kathleen Horan has more.

The new location looks very ...


Mayor Bloomberg Kicks Off "Pothole Season"

Monday, December 17, 2007

'Tis the season to be jolly to catch the flu and to celebrate the filling of potholes around the city. Mayor Bloomberg kicked off "pothole season" by joining a Department of Transportation crew in Fort Greene, Brooklyn where DOT commissioner Joseph Cannisi explains the first ...


NYC Transit Works On Improving Track Safety

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

A comprehensive report on how to improve worker safety in the subway system has been released by New York City Transit. This, after the deaths of 2 transit employees killed on the job. The report is being called "groundbreaking" by both transit officials and the ...


City's Aging Artists Concerned About Future

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

A new study of the city's older artists reveals that in spite of their low incomes, they're still happy. Just don't mess with their rent-stabilized apartments. The report, from Teachers College, is based on 213 artists in the city. WNYC's Kathleen Horan attended a reception ...


Animal Lovers Fight for Birds' Rights

Monday, December 03, 2007

Stop persecuting the pigeons! That's what bird lovers of all stripes are saying in response to a controversial City Council bill that hasn't even been drafted yet. The legislation, proposed by Councilman Simcha Felder would fine anyone feeding a pigeon and would appoint a city ...


Broadway's Back

Friday, November 30, 2007

It was an extreme makeover on Broadway last night, when most of the two dozen shows closed during the strike reopened. Lines of fans waited for tickets and some theaters offered discounts to ensure a full house.

REPORTER: The Little Mermaid, a production that's still in ...


Art Show Honors Track Worker

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

The work of an artist rarely found without his sketchbook will be celebrated tonight at the Bread and Roses Gallery 1199. The show is expected to attract artists, as well as transit workers, two groups who don't regularly mingle. As WNYC's Kathleen Horan reports, Marvin ...


Oil Company Hosts Meeting in Greenpoint

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Tonight, Exxon Mobil holds a public meeting for residents of Greenpoint, affected by a decades-old oil spill. The company is making an effort to explain new work to pump out and dispose of polluted material. As WNYC's Kathleen Horan reports, Exxon is expanding its cleanup, ...


New Development Plans for Famed Amusement Park

Friday, November 09, 2007

The city has unveiled its proposal for re-zoning Coney island. The new plan covers 19city blocks and is one of the largest re-zoning plans Brooklyn has ever seen. The new project derails the plans of private developer Joe Sitt of Thor Equities who had wanted ...


Local Pols Respond to Merrill Lynch’s Possible Uptown Move

Thursday, October 25, 2007

News that the world's largest brokerage firm, Merrill Lynch, is planning to move from Lower Manhattan to Midtown is drawing a mixed reaction from elected officials.

REPORTER: Mayor Bloomberg says the proposed site, on Seventh Avenue near Penn Station, is still in New York.

BLOOMBERG: My main ...


Ex-Principal Seeks Return to Arabic Language School

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

The former principal of the city's Arabic language and culture school wants to sue the Department of Education. Debbie Almontaser also wants her job at the Khalil Gibran International Academy back. She resigned after being criticized for not condemning the use of the word "intifada" ...


National Memorial Dedicated in Lower Manhattan

Friday, October 05, 2007

A national memorial in honor of African slaves was dedicated today. The ceremony was held at the site in lower Manhattan where a colonial-era burial ground was found 16 years ago.

REPORTER: Mayor Bloomberg says more than a cemetery was unearthed at the site. A tragic ...


Highlights from Open House New York

Thursday, October 04, 2007

This weekend some of New York’s most difficult spaces to visit will open their doors to the public. It’s the 5th annual OpenHouse New York, which is billed as America’s largest architectural and design event. More than 350 arts, cultural and private institutions will allow ...


City, State Sue Drug Company

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

The city and state have joined forces to sue the pharmaceutical company Merck, for allegedly misrepresenting the risks of their painkiller Vioxx. WNYC's Kathleen Horan has more.

REPORTER: In a joint statement, Mayor Bloomberg and state Attorney General Andrew Cuomo said that the lawsuit was filed ...


Female WWII Riveters Celebrated on Long Island

Sunday, September 16, 2007

During World War Two, millions of women went to work in manufacturing plants to produce munitions needed for the war. They worked alongside men and changed ideas about what was considered "women's work." In honor of their contribution, five former riveters, welders, and inspectors were celebrated recently on Long Island. ...


Health and Hospital Corporation Publicizes City Hospital Data

Saturday, September 08, 2007

The Health and Hospital Corporation is making public its performance and safety data on the city's eleven public hospitals. WNYC's Kathleen Horan has more:

HORAN: In the past, finding out even basic healthcare information was more than a little challenging. The new website from HHC reveals everything from mortality rates to ...


A Look Back on the Taxi Strike

Friday, September 07, 2007

The 48-hour taxi strike is over. Drivers who stayed off the job were protesting Global Positioning Systems and credit card machines - required to be installed in all yellow cabs within a few months. City officials and striking cabbies had vastly different accounts of how ...


Thousands of Cab Drivers On Strike Today

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

It may take awhile longer to hail a cab today - thousands of drivers are striking. It's scheduled to last through tomorrow. Cabbies are protesting the mandatory installation of GPS's by the end of the fall. WNYC's Kathleen Horan has more.


Hard, But Not Impossible, to Hail a Cab

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

It's harder to get a cab today... and it will be difficult again tomorrow... but it's not impossible. The effect of the taxi strike today is nothing compared to the transit strike a year and half ago. So, what are drivers accomplishing by staying home ...


FDNY Officials Reassigned Following Deutsch Bank Fire

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Three officers at the Fire Department have been demoted for not being prepared for a fire at the Deutsche Bank building. A fire at the deconstruction site next to Ground Zero killed 2 firefighters. The firefighters union says the reassignments are a rush to judgment. ...