The union that represents Central Park horse carriage drivers has announced it would be open to a compromise that keeps the horses out of traffic.
A big part of the anti-carriage movement has focused on the journey through traffic from the stables on West 52 street to the park.
“Horses don’t belong in the middle of the busiest city in the world,” Mayor Bill de Blasio has argued.
Some newspaper editorials and at least one New York City Councilman have proposed a compromise of stabling the horses in Central Park so they never have to cross paths with a car.
The head of the carriage drivers union said that would be an acceptable way forward.
“We’re open to just about anything that keeps this industry going,” Demos Demopoulos told Silverman. “But one thing is for sure; we don’t want anything to do with electric cars.”