Despite Defeat, De Blasio Vows to Revive Horse Deal

NEW YORK (AP) -

Mayor Bill de Blasio insisted Monday that he will try to revive a plan to limit carriage horses, despite the Teamsters union last week pulling out of a deal.

The deal, announced last week to great fanfare, would have restricted the horses to a portion of Central Park and placed boundaries on where pedicabs can go. But the union backed out, delivering de Blasio a humbling political defeat.

The Democrat said that his team would begin negotiations anew. De Blasio promised to ban carriage horses two years ago but most New Yorkers don’t care about the issue.