Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Cruises Through City; Greets Fans at Beacon Concert, Announces Free Rides
New York City — Rock icon Chrissie Hynde of The Pretenders once got married in a NY hansom cab—but now she’s singing a different tune about the controversial carriages. To boost Mayor de Blasio’s plan to retire the horses to sanctuaries, the longtime PETA spokesperson will arrive at her concert at the Beacon Theater in the highly anticipated Horseless eCarriage. Hynde will announce to fans gathered at the Beacon that the public can now schedule free rides in the buzzed-about car.
Hynde will be joined by Assembly Member Linda Rosenthal, who has introduced legislation to end the cruel carriage horse industry.
Date: Wednesday, November 5
Time: 2:30 p.m.
Place: Beacon Theatre, 2124 Broadway (media who wish to ride along in the park must request in advance)
Hynde is touring to support her new album Stockholm, which received rave reviews in New Yorker and Rolling Stone.
"The eCarriage will mean New Yorkers will no longer have to step in manure or worry about a spooked horse smashing into a cab,” says Hynde. “This safer, humane alternative will also create jobs.”
Designed and built by Jason Wenig of The Creative Workshop, the eCarriage was envisioned, designed, and hand built to continue the grand tradition of historic touring in New York City, without the stigma of having horses living and working in dangerous midtown traffic.
NYCLASS, the group at the forefront of retiring the beleaguered fleet of horses, commissioned the vehicle to provide an actionable solution to this ever present problem. The authentically styled and constructed Brass-Era fully electric tour vehicle can now be seen transporting people back in time on the streets of New York.
John Eddy, Goldin Solutions
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