Bill de Blasio: Central Park's horse-drawn carriages should ride into history
December 30th, 2013
07:09 PM ET
10 months ago

Bill de Blasio: Central Park's horse-drawn carriages should ride into history

(CNN) - Horse-drawn carriages could soon be a thing of the past in New York City's Central Park after Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio announced plans to outlaw the popular tourist attraction once in office.

"We are going to get rid of horse carriages, period," de Blasio said at a news conference Monday, saying that the practice is inhumane.

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  1. just saying

    well, this leftist lunatic is off to a fast start! he hasn't even taken office and he already has plans to wreck a part of the tourism business because he knows better what tourists want. well nyc, you are going to get exactly what you deserve because you fools voted for this far left imbecile. i can hardly wait to hear all of his other ideas to wreck nyc!

    maybe anthony weiner would have been a better choice!! even he wouldn't have been this nutty.

    December 30, 2013 07:26 pm at 7:26 pm |
  2. Randy, San Francisco

    If New York City air is good enough for tourists, homeless, joggers, parents pushing kids in strollers....it is good enough for horses.This should not be a top priority for the new Mayor-elect.

    December 30, 2013 08:01 pm at 8:01 pm |
  3. just asking

    does nyc have zoos? if so, when will diblobio shut them down? will he also seek to ban pets of any sort? are fishing vessels anywhere near nyc shores? gotta ban those. and all those nasty restaurants selling animal and fish flesh? shut all those down too. i hope he declares nyc the first vegan city.

    and just when you though new yorkers couldn't get any more obnoxious, along comes this diblobio to set new standards in left wing lunacy.

    December 30, 2013 08:10 pm at 8:10 pm |
  4. Chris

    What an idiot. One more reason NOT to go visit NYC.

    December 30, 2013 09:06 pm at 9:06 pm |
  5. BeenThereDoneThat

    I'm a centrist Dem; Bill de Blasio is a leftist who's going to alter the unique character of NYC. :-(

    December 30, 2013 09:38 pm at 9:38 pm |
  6. Smitty

    Too bad, about the only thing in NY worth a crap.

    December 30, 2013 10:16 pm at 10:16 pm |
  7. ED1

    Great way to start your new job ending others jobs you elected him now live with it the joke is on you.

    December 30, 2013 10:25 pm at 10:25 pm |
  8. ladies first

    more and more rights being taken away you get what you paid for people

    December 31, 2013 12:47 am at 12:47 am |
  9. Marie MD

    If the horses are in danger from cars and their fumes then so be it. My question is what happens to the horses now that they are no longer "working"?

    December 31, 2013 06:10 am at 6:10 am |
  10. Gurgyl

    Very tight security is needed in NY. After Russia incident we need this at home.

    December 31, 2013 07:26 am at 7:26 am |
  11. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    You haven't seen inhumane, Mr. Mayor-elect, until you've seen my cousin X on a horse-drawn carriage.
    The horse looked like it was begging for a well-placed bullet after that turn around the park.
    Horse-drawn carriage rides are an integral part of New York's Central Park, and a part of the city's charm. While I do understand that the poor animal are sometimes asked to carry an unusually heavy load, so to speak, the fact is that horses since time immemorial have been used as beasts of burden, in battle and in other ways that modern man now considers inhumane.

    December 31, 2013 08:00 am at 8:00 am |