Hansom cabs line up along Central Park South for rides through the park and around midtown. Most of the colorful carriages are made in Amish Country. The movement to ban horse carriages in Manhattan gained steam in 2006 when a spooked horse ran headfirst into a parked car, critically injuring the carriage driver. The horse had to be euthanized. While the hansom cabs do provide what many consider a quintessential Gotham experience, between the poo smell (horrendous on hot days) and the issue of animal cruelty, I wouldn’t mind seeing them go.
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