New Plan Would Limit Carriage Horses in NYC

NEW YORK (AP) -

A new plan is being discussed to reduce the number of — but not eliminate — horse carriages on Manhattan streets.

Mayor Bill de Blasio promised during his mayoral campaign to ban the practice, saying it was too dangerous for the animals to be on busy streets.

But the move stalled as drivers, with support from newspaper editorial boards, denounced the ban and lawmakers expressed reservations.

The new plan would restrict the horses to Central Park and reduce the number from 220 to about 70. It’s not clear if the Council might vote on it.