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12.02.14 Prachi Gupta

Though Mayor Bill de Blasio has been pushing for a ban on on horse-drawn carriages since his first week in office, around a year later, the city council is still divided on the issue. De Blasio’s campaign was partially bankrolled by animal rights activists, and now a bill protecting their interests is expected to come […]

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09.04.14 Amy K. Nelson

It was just before dusk in Central Park on Wednesday night when a woman supporting the horse carriage industry began filming animal rights protestors with her video camera. “You’re vile. You’re vile. She’s vile. She’s vile,” the redheaded woman yelled at specific protestors while she filmed them. “Oh, and it’s a PETA hostess!” The barbs […]

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04.18.14 Andy Cush

Last we heard from Bill de Blasio about the state of the horse-and-carriage ban, he alluded to some setbacks. Now, we know what those setbacks are: they mayor lacks the support in City Council to get the bill passed. According to the Wall Street Journal, council members Andy King, Elizabeth Crowley, Costa Constantinides, Jumaane Williams, and others stand against […]

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05.02.13 Andy Cush

You’re a tourist in New York City, looking to add a bit of old-world charm to your evening out with your loved one. Naturally, after leaving the theater, you head uptown to Central Park for a romantic trip in an one of the city’s iconic horse-drawn carriages old-timey electric cars. That’s the vision of the […]

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04.15.10 Bucky Turco

Horse drawn carriages are mostly a cruel and stupid tradition enjoyed predominantly by tourists and so it’s only right that torturing them for human leisure will now cost more money. The City Council passed a measure that would increase rides from $34 to $50. They’ll also get more vacation time than average Americans and blankets. […]

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