New York City Horse Carriage Owners In Appeal to Public As Council Vote Nears

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Historic Horse-Drawn Carriages of Central Park NYC LLC to raise awareness on City Hall steps day before Transportation Committee scheduled to vote on Intro 573-B

"We are asking everyone to go to carriageon.com/help and find out how they can speak out in support of this beloved industry." - Ian McKeever

Legislation affecting the world-famous NYC horse carriage industry will be heard in the New York City Council Transportation Committee, and is scheduled for a vote this Friday, February 5, 2016.

This bill, Intro 573-B, is being strongly opposed by the NYC carriage owners, who are uniting in a protest demonstration and press conference scheduled for Thursday, February 4, 2016 at 11:00am Eastern on the steps of New York's City Hall. Carriage owners will be joined in mutual opposition by Geoffrey Croft, president of NYC Park Advocates.

The members of the industry will be making their case publicly at 11am on the steps of City Hall, where they will be asking the public at large to go to online to carriageon.com/help to get the contact information for the councilmembers, and then to make their voices heard in a groundswell of support for the historic, humane, and iconic industry in the last 24 hours before the vote, in hopes of defeating it in committee.

Ian McKeever, president of the Historic Horse-Drawn Carriages of Central Park NYC, LLC said, "Our elected officials must be made to understand that the people of NYC and the tourists cherish us, and our great city wants to keep us right where we are. We are asking everyone to go to carriageon.com/help and speak out in support of this beloved industry."

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