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A NYCLASS protest. (Photo: Facebook)

NYCLASS Furious That Bill de Blasio Hasn’t Banned Horse Carriages Yet

A NYCLASS protest. (Photo: Facebook) NYCLASS may be ready to put Mayor Bill de Blasio out to pasture. The powerful animal rights group, along with other disgruntled activists in the city, is furious that the de Blasio administration has still not banned horse-drawn carriages from city streets, sources say. NYCLASS, which is short for New […]

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Goat and Miniature Horse Tricks

AFC’s finished for the week, but we thought ahead to bestow upon you some more content, our favorite video from this week’s blogging. Tune in every Saturday… This week’s vid stars BFFs Candy T. Mini-horse and Moses T. Goat. Moses likes to stand on Candy’s back. Sometimes he gets bored and stands on his rock. […]

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Mets Insider: Runaway horse puts scare in den Dekker

Center fielder Matt den Dekker had to escape a runaway carriage horse on the Mets’ off-day Monday. Den Dekker and pitcher Vic Black were sitting on a bench near Fifth Avenue and 59th Street in Central Park when den Dekker noticed the horse running toward them. The outfielder then realized nobody was in the carriage […]

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Startled carriage horse takes off around Central Park

A carriage horse that became detached from its bridle took a jaunt around Central Park on Monday evening. It’s not clear why Pumpkin went out on its own, without any passengers or driver. No one was hurt. Critics of the horse carriages say the incident is another reason why they should be banned. WNYW – […]

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Knitted Horse in Motion: Sam Meech

A great pairing from the GIFbites exhibition, courtesy of Sam Meech. In it, we see frames from what appears to be a knitted scarf paired with the sound of a mechanical crank. A reflection on the medium of the GIF and zoetropes as well. Art F City

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Carriage horse switch probe rocks debate over industry’s future

A driver allegedly switched an older horse with a breathing ailment with a younger one. amNewYork

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New York carriage horse OK after falling over, veterinarian finds

New York carriage horse OK after falling over, veterinarian finds “This is more tragic evidence of why it is time to take these dangerous, cruel carriages out of the streets of New York City," said Ashley Byrne, campaign specialist for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. Related Stories: Blaz will NOT switch … Read […]

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Whoa There: NYC Carriage Horse Ban Is Stalled

Whoa There: NYC Carriage Horse Ban Is Stalled Mayor Bill de Blasio is pulling back the reins on his plans to quickly get rid of New York City's horse-drawn carriage industry, stung by a recent outpouring of support for the colorful coaches that have clip-clopped their way through Central Park for … Read more on […]

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Groups Give Different Accounts After Horse Carriage Falls Over Outside Central Park

As the debate over the future of horse carriages in Central Park continues to simmer, two groups gave different accounts about what caused a carriage to turn over near Central Park and Fifth Avenue. NEWS – NY1

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Liam Neeson Neighbor Hopes for More Carriage Horse Protests

As a lifelong New Yorker, I must admit I have never thought much about the horses that hover around Central Park in carriages. While I have taken rides with my kids, family visiting from out of town and others, it just ain’t that high on the priority list. That remained true until I walked outside […]

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The Headless Horse Ban

Bill de Blasio started his mayorship with a promise to ban horse drawn carriages “immediately,” vowing that he’d end the Central Park tradition his first week in office. At a pre-inauguration press conference, he promised, “We are going to quickly and aggressively move to make hor… Village Voice | News

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De Blasio’s carriage horse ban stalls — for now

Mayor Bill de Blasio is pulling back the reins on his plans to quickly get rid of New York City’s horse-drawn carriage industry, stung by a recent outpouring of support for the colorful coaches that have clip-clopped their way through Central Park for more than 150 years. A campaign pledge to take on the horses […]

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Cart Before the Horse: Carriage House on 73rd Street Trades for $13.4 M.

The Carriage House at 165 East 73rd Street. In many ways—OK, some ways—this has been, in the world of Manhattan real estate reportage, the week of the equine. As debate over horse-drawn carriages in Central Park continued, one interested citizen took time to visit the critters in question at home. Still another made an inspection […]

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Horse carriages could be replaced by electronic vehicles like this prototype

Here’s what a horseless e-carriage might look like. amNewYork

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Ban the horse carriages; Keep the Citi Bikes

Two topics that have been getting a lot of heated discussion lately are horse carriages and Citi Bike. In a way, they’re related, since they’re both modes of transportation — if horse-drawn carriages in New York in this day and age can be called such — but in a lot of ways, they’re very different […]

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