Sunday, January 5, 2014

Save the New York Carriage Horses

“It’s over,” said New York Mayor Bill de Blasio on Monday, two days before his swearing in. “We are going to quickly and aggressively move to make horse carriages no longer a part of the landscape in New York City. They are not humane. They are not appropriate to the year 2014.”

And word on the street is that de Blasio supporter, rich real estate developer, Steve Nislick has an eye on the carriage horse stables and a hand in Bill de Blasio’s pocket.

According to Bloomberg BusinessWeek, “Edison Properties, LLC operates as a real estate manager and developer. It owns and operates parking facilities in New York, New Jersey, and Maryland; mini storage stores in New York; and workspace and office buildings. The company was founded in 1956 and is based in Newark, New Jersey.”

Bloomberg adds that Nislick’s business owns more than 40 parking facilities around New York, New Jersey, and Baltimore, according to the Edison Properties website which also promotes storage facilities and office space.

Nislick and his company supposedly covet the valuable stable properties where NYC carriage horses are housed. It is no stretch to see how a stable housing 1,500 pound draft horses could easily be converted to a parking garage or storage facility. Four such stables serve Manhattan.

I thought the new mayor supported "the little guy" or the working people of New York.  Apparently not in this case.  You can read more here:

Politics never change.  Politicians are just......well, politicians.  I detest them all.......


  1. Unbelievable. Well, believable in politics but still unbelievable and detestable.

  2. Greed and lunacy, plain and simple. We New Yorkers deserve so much more than this disingenuous tool who has become mayor.

  3. The carriage horses are a treasured part of the NYC scene and New York's history. Has anyone stopped to think about what will become of all the horses? Frolicking in green pastures? I think not... :-( Not to mention the drivers and other humans associated with them, most of whom I'm sure truly love the horses.

    I'm sure the pundits are correct and this developer is in bed with the Mayor, and using the guise of "cruelty to animals" to further his own interests. I bet those stables will be torn down in a flash. The whole thing makes me sorry that I only ever took one ride through Central Park, but at least I have that memory.


    Please help fight de Blasio's plan.

  5. Yes, do save the Carriage Horses. They deserve it. And blame the politicians for their lifestyle. But which ones? btw - after researching this issue, it came to mind that these horses have a quality of life quite similar to those who live at some Amish farms.... lo and behold, NYC carriage horses are bought from the Amish. A far cry from fresh air, green paddocks, and good food, and decent care. Anna Sewell wrote Black Beauty not as a children's story, but as an expose of the mistreatment of animals, specifically carriage horses, in 19th Century England. She would be appalled ot their lives in the 21st Century New York. Google ' new york carriage horses ' and, as knowlegable horse people, prepare to be shocked. Horses don't lie.

    TV news report, collisons, collapses, and cruelty:

    The public is appalled.

    News report published around the world with photos.

    and again -

    A day in the life of NYC carriage horse:

    short video-

    Don't miss the picturesque 'stables'.

    the ASPCA's position - officially AGAINST the NYC horse carriages -

    A few happy endings - NY Carriage Horse Adoption Program -

    Help save the carriage horses. Spread the word.


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