NYC Carriage Drivers: Electric Cars Are Not Like Horses

Carriage driver perspective on replacing their animals with period electric touring cars.

Published: 30-Jan-2014

NEW YORK — Colm McKeever drove his first horse-drawn carriage around Central Park in June 1989.

The ride was with a couple from California who had gotten engaged on a carriage in New York City and returned each year on their anniversary to reminisce, McKeever said.

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"When you are involved in people's moments, poignant moments in their lives, there's something so wonderful about that and completely contagious," said McKeever, 44, of West Nyack, N.Y.

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