Just in time to make it a larger issue in the mayoral election, a horse-drawn carriage flipped near Columbus Circle this morning, trapping the animal underneath. “It looked like the driver was having a fit. He was screaming. He couldn’t control the horse,” a witness told DNAinfo. “[He] grabbed the horse by the head. The horse was trying to get out. He was on his legs.” Bystanders eventually cut the harness and lifted the part where tourists pay too much to sit, freeing the beast.
Both Bill de Blasio and Joe Lhota have promised to abolish the carriage industry if they become mayor, De Blasio for animal cruelty and Lhota because “the smell that they drop [in Central Park] is unfortunate.”