Actor Liam Neeson is upset with Mayor Bill de Blasio's plans to do away with Central Park's carriage horse industry. He's also disappointed the mayor didn't meet with him yesterday.
Neeson invited de Blasio and all 51 city council members to the Clinton Park stables to prove the horses are well cared for. But the mayor didn't show up.
"He should have manned up and come," Neeson said.
De Blasio wants to ban the carriages and says he's firm in that decision. He is planning to visit the stables when there's time in his schedule.
The mayor has proposed having electric cars transport New Yorkers and tourists around the area, rather than carriages. He believes the carriage drivers might even be able to get jobs driving the cars.
"The mayor wants to replace them with electric cars," Neeson said. "That's exactly what New York needs, more cars."
Neeson said he's been admiring the horses for 20 years and they should stay.
"This is an industry that's been here since before Abraham Lincoln's first inauguration, 1858. These horses are well cared for," Neeson said.
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