Lettes & Editorials

THE ISSUE: The closing of Shamrock Stables and the future of NY's horse-drawn carriage industry.

NY Post - November 4, 2009    
Shamrock Stables is closing, and with it the abuse of 32 magnificent horses may end ("There Goes the 'Neigh'-borhood'," Nov. 1).

I hope the same comes true for the other four stables and that this is the first step toward eliminating the arcane and inhumane horse-drawn-carriage trade from the Big Apple.

Susan Blankman    

Finally, the city has come to its senses and is shutting down a carriage-horse stable that pays below-market rent in a municipally owned building.

This business is cash-only, pays no concession fees, leaves "gifts" of manure for the city to clean up (and me to step in), requires oversight by two city agencies and brashly overcharges tourists.

Jill Weitz   
The Bronx

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Bobby II Freedom
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R.I.P.August, 2007