Wednesday, January 13, 2016
Horses may be moved to Central Park
From the Daily News:
The city is close to a deal with the horse carriage industry that would permanently move their stables inside Central Park — and could have a City Council hearing on the proposal as early as Friday, multiple sources told the Daily News.
Reps for Mayor de Blasio have been in meetings over the past few days with the Teamsters, the union that reps the drivers, according to the sources.
The city has agreed to pay to build new stables in Central Park as part of the plan to move the horses — who currently live in stables in Hell’s Kitchen — off the city streets.
The Teamsters also want the city to give buyouts to the drivers who will lose their job because of the move to Central Park, which won’t be able to accommodate the current number of 220 horses, the sources said.
The city has not agreed to buyouts, according to the sources.
The new bill calls for licensing 68 carriages and 75 horses to operate in Central Park. Those carriages will be in place by October 2018, sources said.
How convenient that this will free up valuable real estate on the west side!
Posted by Queens Crapper at 1:58 AM
Labels: Bill DeBlasio, buyouts, central park, horses, jobs, stables, teamsters
So the taxpayers pay for new stables, lose parts of a public park, and pay carriage drivers to not drive carriages, so that the mayor can get campaign cash from the developers building high rise buildings.
I thought it was all about the poor abused horses...
After all the protestations from the riders and their supporters and the incessant though thoughtful boosting from the Daily News, they are going to sell out. If this is real, an obscene amount of money is about to be pissed away on a few selective groups, especially to the predator developers and the unscrupulous real estate owners.
Fucking outrageous. This is going to weigh heavily on everyone filing city and state taxes next month.
Keep building these monolith tumors and Manhattan and the western parts of Queens and Brooklyn are going to collapse into the filthy waters.
Sarc you are spot on. This was NEVER about animal rights. Thus was about real estate whore de Blasio progressing the agenda of REBNY so the land where the stables are can go up for grabs.
It was never about the horses, just real estate money. Now everyone will be happy except the taxpayer.
(sarc) for Mayor.
The vintage electric car guy is not happy.
Thank you anon,
I refuse to take such a huge pay cut.
It does take a lot of time managing all my properties properly.
Running for president is also quite exhausting, and time consuming...
You people forget or don't realize that the money and manpower behind the vociferous "Anybody But Quinn" campaign was from the extreme animal rights activists. De Blasio would have been made the target in 2017 if he did not pay the piper on this one.
Excellent idea. Decades overdue !!
Let's hope Preet Bharara doesn't find out about this illegal campaign cash for real estate development deal. I'd hate to see de Blasio get indicted before Cuomo.
Okay, so the horses will be moved to central park what about the homeless?
All parades should be IN the PARK, not on Fifth!
The animal rights people were used by real estate interests just like the artists were in Jackson Heights. I'm glad people know it was always about the valuable real estate. Too bad no one thought to landmark the stables, another piece of history going, going, gone.
Artists move into crappy dangerous neighborhoods, make it a decent place, then the real estate people get the rents jacked up. Look at Soho, Lower East Side, Chelsea, Bed-Stuy, Williamsburg, Red Hook.
Y LOS DESAMPARADOS??
Since the horse carriage drivers were not vegan, fewer jobs for them means fewer people eating meat.
Big final victory for ex city council member Avella's crusade to ban carriage horses.
It amounts to horse shit!
Take a bow, please.
That is because artists have no fucking business skills. They just wanna make pretty pictures, fuck, get drunk or smoke dope.
Their agents, if many had any, would have taken care of their little babies in exchange for about twenty five percent.
Glad I took my art skills to a great mad man ad agency. My home mortgage has been long been paid off and I won awards along the way (my original $66,000 1978 investment...now worth about $800,000. Not bad, eh?).
I could have done "fine art" and homesteaded in East New York. I might have been shot dead there too.
After the "artistes", hipsters are the second most gullible group.
Historic stables? Landmark it?
Lord, you do have horse crap for brains!
I know of a subway toilet where Andy Warhol once took a piss.
Let's landmark it!
Hell's Kitchen has been gentrified. Now it's called Clinton.
No room for stables that a high rise luxury tower can be built on.
Yeah....some things are worthy of landmark status. Others are not.
Lame brained preservationists had better learn not to waste their bullets on small game.
So Avella got rid of the horses, after all.
Little Tony rode his pony one fine day to town.
Now little Tony and his pony can watch these stables coming down.
Avella must have been thrown from a carousel horse in his childhood
to dislike NYC's horse carriages so much.
This is horseshit !!
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