Ban city horse-drawn carriages

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Leave it to the always-sensible and intelligent state Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside) to dismiss the most recent Quinnipiac University poll showing support for keeping the carriage horses on Manhattan’s dangerous streets (“Poll shows New Yorkers support horse carriages,” March 21-27).

Let us recall that for more than a year, until a week to 10 days before the mayoral primary, the same Quinnipiac polling had a certain former City Council speaker as a “sure thing.”

I am active in the campaign to ban horse-drawn carriages and was dedicated to the defeat of the Christine Quinn campaign. My polling takes place on the streets, and the great majority of people I speak with want the carriage horses to join Quinn in early retirement.

Mickey Kramer

Upper East Side


Posted 12:00 am, April 9, 2014
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al from rh says:
It appears that the Horses are well cared for.....But the stables are PRIME REAL ESTATE!!!! Perhaps that is what is behind all of the sudden interest in removing the horses, and thus the stables.
April 9, 2014, 9:22 am
Judy Norrby from Flushing says:
Horse drawn carriages ought to remain in Manhattan. Perhaps limiting their route through Central Park will satisfy most critics of this beautiful tradition. I can't understand though why so many are concerned about a 1,000 plus pound horse on the streets when no one is concerned about the human folks riding pedicabs around the streets of the city. Isn't that a more dangerous situation to the operator?
April 9, 2014, 9:49 am

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