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New York City’s New Mayor Wants to Get Rid of Horse-Drawn Carriages in Central Park

Excerpt from USA Today

Jan 01, 2014 11:08 am

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It seems strange that one of de Blasio’s first initiatives is getting rid of horse-drawn carriages and might make tourism stakeholders squeamish about what other changes he has planned.

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Horse-drawn carriages travel through Central Park in New York City. Rev Stan / Flickr


Horse-drawn carriages in New York City may be a thing of the past in 2014 if Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio gets his way.

The new mayor of the nation’s largest city has vowed to abolish the practice he regards as inhumane, according to several reports.

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