What happens when you elect a quasi-communist the Mayor of New York City? You elect somebody that has no interest in the livelihood of others and look to squash what is a pretty good living for some people.
In this case, DeBlasio wants to put an end to horse drawn carriages in New York City:
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.
“No tourist comes to New York City to ride on a horse carriage,” Allie Feldman, executive director of NYCLASS, an animal rights group, told CNN.
Coming from New York and spending a bunch of time in Manhattan, I can tell you with confidence that Allie Feldman is full of it.
The horse drawn carriages are huge money maker for those who operate them and the people who utilize them most? Tourists. There really is nothing nicer than taking a ride through Central Park on a fall or spring day in a horse drawn carriage and hearing that “clop clop” sound.
Not only does DeBlasio want to ban the carriages, his idea for replacing them is even dumber:
De Blasio and NYCLASS favor replacing the horse carriages with electric antique cars driven by the same carriage drivers, which would be more humane and still be appealing to tourists, de Blasio said.
Steven Malone, a horse drawn carriage driver for the last 26 years had the following to say about this:
“You can’t create tradition. You can’t create kids coming with smiles on their faces to pet the horses,” Malone said. “You’re not getting that with an electric car… Kids can’t pet fenders.”
If this is at the top of DeBlasio’s list of things he wants to do, then I really have a bad feeling for what this city is going to look like when he gets through with it.