You’ve probably heard that New York City mayor Bill de Blasio is asking his City Council to ban those iconic horse-drawn carriages so familiar to Central Park visitors.
If you yearn for that romantic ride in the park, you’d better catch it soon.
The city will allow horse-drawn carriages to operate during the currently restricted hours of 3:30pm to 6pm, Mondays through Fridays.
City councilman Mark Squilla thinks horse-drawn carriages should be allowed to operate during the afternoon rush hour, when they are currently prohibited.
When the temperature exceeds 91 degrees, there is a city ordinance that says the horses need to be off the streets.
Over the decades, the colorful hansom cabs in New York City and elsewhere have endured as a symbol of romance.