Central Labor Council Can’t Talk Bill de Blasio Out of Banning Horse Carriages

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Mayor Bill de Blasio. (Photo: Getty) Mayor Bill de Blasio. (Photo: Getty)

Many of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s top labor allies want the new mayor to reconsider banning horse-drawn carriages from city streets, but Mr. de Blasio insisted today he was not changing his mind. 

The mayor said that a letter from the Central Labor Council, a de Blasio-friendly umbrella group representing more than 1.3 million workers, would not persuade him to reconsider a ban. The letter called the carriage industry “iconic and thriving.”

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