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NYC Council Vote On Horse-Drawn Carriage Ban Stalled

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito says the council may not vote to outlaw horse-drawn carriages any time soon.

Mayor Bill de Blasio campaigned on a promise to ban the carriage horses within a week of taking office. 328 more words


On Mackinac Island

Readers of the travel mag, Conde Nast, voted Mackinac Island in Lake Huron one of  the “top 10″ islands of the world.  That brought caution to my contrarian mind.   1,097 more words

Among The Creosote

Animal Rights Activists Protest Fashion Week Kickoff Featuring Horse-Drawn Carriages

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The kickoff to Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York City Wednesday evening is causing quite a stir as animal rights activists demonstrate against what is expected to be a grand affair featuring several city staples. 258 more words


Horse-Drawn Carriage Drivers Robbed in Downtown St. Louis

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – Teenaged boys on bicycles rob two female drivers of horse-drawn carriages downtown.

It happened Sunday around 9 p.m. at two separate locations – one near Broadway and Kiener Plaza, another at Broadway and Washington. 210 more words


Group Protests Horse-Drawn Carriages Outside Gracie Mansion

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Opponents of horse-drawn carriages are not letting Mayor Bill de Blasio forget his campaign promise.

As WCBS 880’s Monica Miller reported, a protester playing the bagpipes while wearing a horse head mask has joined dozens of others with a message for Mayor de Blasio outside his Upper East Side home Tuesday. 569 more words


Former Mayor Jane Byrne and the Celebration of Survivors


Chicago Alderman have proposed a rename of the Water Tower Plaza after Jane Byrne, the city’s first and only female mayor. While her accomplishments are long and distinguished, it’s worth noting that Chicago’s horse drawn carriage industry came into existence per her suggestion. 120 more words


She Would Have Been 115 and Conveyed by an Omnibus

Granny would have been 115 today. I can’t wish her happy birthday so instead I took a look back into history to see what public transport was like a century ago. 141 more words

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