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12.19.14 Prachi Gupta

Mayor Bill de Blasio is facing increasing opposition in his plan to ban horse-drawn carriages from New York City. While the city council is divided over the issue, a Quinnipiac poll finds that a majority of New York voters are against it. “New Yorkers are more opposed than ever to that issue that City Hall […]

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11.07.14 Prachi Gupta

If Mayor Bill de Blasio has anything to say about it, antique-styled electric cars are the wave of the future for New York’s grand carriage tours. Animal rights organization NYCLASS has been pushing for reform since 2008, concerned that the current horse-driven carriage operations in and around Central Park mistreat the animals. The eCarriage, pictured […]

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10.23.14 Amy K. Nelson

It was frustration all around on Thursday afternoon when protesters of the horse carriage industry nearly missed an opportunity to unveil their horse, valued at $20,000, that’s made of plush, for fear of rain. Members of NYCLASS, the organization dedicated to eliminating carriage rides in NYC, protested in front of City Hall offices amid a […]

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10.20.14 Rhett Jones

On Sunday morning, a carriage horse got away from its handler and led police cars on a chase up 11th Avenue as pedestrians and motorists watched the spectacle unfold. Allie Feldman, Executive Director of NYCLASS, who’s leading the charge to have carriage horses banned, promptly released a statement: This is the latest example of why […]

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10.02.14 Rhett Jones

Though the horse-and-carriage ban is still being debated, the potential replacement is already getting a test drive around the city. Jason Wenig’s eCarriage has arrived on Manhattan streets and he gave New York Magazine a test ride. (Photo: Joel M. Bhuiyan via New York Magazine)Wenig has been working with the anti-carriage outfit, NYCLASS, to get his […]

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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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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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05.02.14 Aymann Ismail

Protestors gathered earlier today at Midtown’s Clinton Park Stable to stand up for a horse named Caesar, an asthma-stricken 22-year-old whose shady carriage driver falsified records by switching hoof identification and passed him off as a healthy 12-year-old buck. About 45 people showed up, holding NYCLASS and PETA banners. “The carriage industry has four stables,” Allie Feldman, Executive Director of […]

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04.24.14 Andy Cush

Yesterday, a carriage horse collapsed and was pinned underneath its carriage outside Central Park South. A witness to the event said the horse was scared by a turning bus and attempted to run when it fell. The carriage industry’s spokesman, however, tells a different story, claiming that one of the vehicle’s wheels was caught 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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