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  • Lew's View: Central Park horse-drawn carriages

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    Friday, March 14 2014 4:38 PM EDT2014-03-14 20:38:28 GMT
    Lew Leone is the vice president and general manager of WNYW-FOX 5. He is taking to the airwaves with his thoughts on current affairs. It's called "Lew's View." The views expressed are not necessarily those of the station or its employees. In this commentary, Mr. Leone talks about Mayor de Blasio's plan to dismantle the horse-carriage industry in Manhattan.
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NEW YORK (AP) - Actor Liam Neeson is again speaking out against New York City's plan to ban horse-drawn carriages.

In a New York Times editorial Tuesday, Neeson says he sees the proposal "as a class issue" that threatens the livelihoods of carriage drivers and stable hands.

Neeson again appealed to Mayor Bill de Blasio to visit the stables and see how the horses are cared for.

He says the city's horse-carriage trade is a humane industry that is well regulated by the city health and consumer affairs departments. He says it has a remarkable safety record.

On Friday, de Blasio said he expected the City Council to ban the practice by year's end.

Neeson has lived the city for over 20 years.

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    A bicycle rental war is being waged in Central Park by Columbus Circle. Bike and Roll is a Parks Department-sanctioned bike rental with rental booths in the park complete with helmets and bouncer-size security guards. Bike and Roll's president says his employees are being threatened and harassed by non-licensed illegal vendors in the park while they hawk to tourists. The individual vendors, who appeared to be trying to rent out bicycles using pedicab licenses, were not friendly to us, either.
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