New plan would limit, but not eliminate, horse carriages in New York City

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Political reporter Dave Evans has details on Mayor de Blasio's plan to drastically cut back the number of horse-drawn carriages.

A new plan under discussion would limit but not eliminate the horse carriages in Manhattan.

The plan would restrict horses to Central Park and reduce the number from 220 to about 70. Mayor Bill de Blasio has pressed to ban the carriages, arguing it's too dangerous for the horses.

Activists who support a ban spent more than $1 million attacking de Blasio's 2013 opponent, Christine Quinn, but the move to ban the industry stalled.

The drivers, with support from newspaper editorial boards, denounced the ban, and many City Council members expressed reservations.

It's not clear if the City Council might vote on any horse carriage legislation.

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