Sorry carriage horses and pricy cocktails, you're next on our list of things to ban in NYC

We’re sorry, remind us why cars were invented again? Oh yeah, because horse-drawn carriages suck. Sure, they’re “romantic” and “nostalgic” and “good for sight-seeing.” But they’re also smelly and slow and God are they gimmicky and overpriced.

13 September 2012
By Terri Pous. Photo credit: Getty Images

We’re sorry, remind us why cars were invented again? Oh yeah, because horse-drawn carriages suck. Sure, they’re “romantic” and “nostalgic” and “good for sight-seeing.” But they’re also smelly and slow and God are they gimmicky and overpriced.

Not to mention dangerous and, arguably, harmful to animals. In August, a New York City carriage horse named Oreo panicked and broke free of its harness, running into a vehicle and injuring its driver before being subdued by police.

And then there’s this. Unless the horses are toting around the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge — and are rewarded with a blissful retirement to the nearest equine-friendly meadow for the honor — we’ll take our city carriage-free, please.

Read more: http://newsfeed.time.com/2012/09/14/new-york-bans-big-sugary-drinks-what-should-be-next/?slide=hipsters#carriage-horses