NYC carriage horses: will they stay or will they go?

SOURCE: THE CHIEF LEADER » THE reinvigorated discussion about the famed horse-carriage rides in Central Park took shape in recent weeks following incidents, some captured on video, of horses collapsing and running into oncoming traffic. Among those who want to phase out the horse-drawn rides is Council Member Robert Holden, who introduced a bill that… Continue reading NYC carriage horses: will they stay or will they go?

End of the road for NYC horse drawn carriages?

A horse-drawn carriage operator waits for riders near Central Park in New York on October 20, 2014. Mayor Bill de Blasio is backing legislation that would ban such carriages in 2016. JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images

charming, must-do tourist attraction or a cruel, outdated commercial activity? New York's horse-drawn carriages have operated since the 1800s, but lawmakers now want to replace them with electric vehicles. For some, the equine-driven rides around Central Park are part of the fabric of the Big Apple, like yellow taxis and Broadway shows. But for others,… Continue reading End of the road for NYC horse drawn carriages?