Friday, August 8, 2008
WHAT IS THIS?!
Is it a warehouse?
Is it a factory?
Is it a schoolhouse?
Is it a carriage horse stable?
You are correct if you picked the last choice.
Although many people assume the carriage horses live in Central Park - they do not. This is just one of five stables to house carriage horses in New York City, located on W. 38th St. between 11th and 12th Avenue. The others are similar. Horses live on the upper floors and access their undersized stalls by a steep ramp. After dragging tourists around all day, they return to their stall and stay there until the next day. They have no turnout or pasture time.
Life is no walk in the park for NYC's carriage horses.