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

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
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