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12.01.14 Rhett Jones

According to reports, Mayor Bill de Blasio, who wants to eventually adopt electric “horseless carriages” over the horse-drawn carriages, is close to introducing legislation to ban carriage horses in NYC. Capital New York reports that no licenses for horse-drawn carriages will be renewed in 2016. Christina Hansen, spokesperson for the New York City Horse Carriage Association, […]

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07.03.14 Amy K. Nelson

At 12:37PM on Wednesday, the NYPD instructed carriage horse drivers based in Central Park to return to their stables due to 90-degree heat. Once the temperature reaches 90 or above, it’s a NYC law that all horses must be brought back to shelter. But carriage driver and industry head Christina Hansen broke the law, according […]

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12.05.11 Bucky Turco

Anytime a horse takes a stumble it’s a pretty awful sight, even more so when it occurs on the uppity streets of Manhattan. And that’s exactly what happened yesterday around 4:30PM near Central Park. Here’s some video of the aftermath. […]

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11.01.11 Bucky Turco

As if things couldn’t get any more depressing surrounding the death of Charlie, a 15-year-old carriage horse that suddenly died on a Manhattan street it should never have been forced to trot on in the first place, the ASPCA issued a statement, saying the equine was “suffering from pain due to pronounced chronic ulceration of […]

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