Speechless Sunday | NYC Hansom Cabs

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Carriage Rides in Central Park!

The Hansom cab is a kind of horse-drawn carriage designed and patented in 1834 by Joseph Hansom.

It's a quintessential NYC tourist thing to do - to take a Hansom cab ride around Central Park.

The cabs line up around the south end of the park, across from the famous Plaza Hotel.

Hansom Carriage

Animal rights activists are calling for an end to Hansom cab rides in NYC

Hansom Horse Drawn Carriage

Animal advocacy groups support a bill banning rides on horse-drawn carriages in New York City.

Should Hansom cabs stay in NYC? What do you think?


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Rainmaker
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Gabe Sanders
Stuart Florida Real Estate
Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales

One of the more charming aspects of Manhattan.  The horse should stay and the owners should be monitored that they take good care of their steeds.

August 26, 2012 05:35 AM
Rainmaker
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Gretchen & Mel Ahrens
ColumbiaGorgeFSBO.com

Simply gorgeous! I want to go! I've always wanted to visit NYC and just haven't gotten around to it. Definately on my to do list... and to ride in one of these while there!

Gretchen

August 26, 2012 11:35 AM
Rainmaker
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Evelyn Kennedy
Alameda, Real Estate, Alameda, CA
Gallagher & Lindsey, Alameda, California

Mitchell:

Thanks for the reminder.  We are traveling to New York in October.  I am going to urge my husband that we should take a hansom cab.   So cool.

August 26, 2012 04:48 PM
Rainmaker
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Debbie Cook
Silver Spring and Takoma Park Maryland Real Estate
Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc

The horses should stay!  At least they have jobs - when the horse is retired or laid off, where will they have to go.  These animal rights activists go overboard - never thinking about the unintended consequences for the horse (i.e worse treatment and maybe homeless, when it gets laid off).  I say let them keep their jobs and stay.  Besides, they are so beautiful and charming.

August 26, 2012 09:11 PM
Rainmaker
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Sandy Acevedo
RE/MAX Masters, Inland Empire Homes for Sale
951-290-8588

I say keep them and keep them safe, too! What an educational ride that would be, a flashback to old times.

August 27, 2012 11:48 AM
Rainmaker
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Mitchell J Hall

Lic Associate RE Broker - Manhattan, NYC
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