“I believe fundamentally that horse carriages don’t belong in New York City,” de Blasio said Wednesday on the Brian Lehrer Show on WNYC.
“What I say to advocates is you have my vote,” he added. “Go get the votes of the City Council.”
During his mayoral campaign, de Blasio promised to rid the city of the horse carriages, which mostly operate as a tourist attraction in an around Central Park, on his first day in office. Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viveritohas also said she supports ridding the city of horse carriages.
But getting the support of the City Council to pass a bill has been difficult.