Skip to comments.De Blasio’s Horse-Drawn Carriage Ban: Is It Really About Campaign Cash?
Posted on 01/06/2014 10:56:41 AM PST by digger48
Mayor Bill de Blasio's promise to ban New York City's iconic horse-drawn carriages could backfire, exposing what the newly-elected mayor's critics suggest is a corruption scandal masquerading as an animal-rights crusade. Defenders of the carriage industry point to a real-estate executive who is one of de Blasio's major campaign donors as the driving force behind the effort to abolish the carriages.
The bad guy in this drama, according to the carriage drivers, is Steve Nislick, chief executive officer of a New Jersey-based real-estate development company, Edison Properties. The company "employs legions of lobbyists to influence city decisions on real estate and zoning in its favor," journalist Michael Gross reported in 2009, pointing out that two of Edison's businesses "have multiple locations in the same Far West Midtown neighborhood as the stables where the Central Park horses are housed." An anti-carriage pamphlet Nislick circulated in 2008 made this interesting observation: Currently, the stables consist of 64,000 square feet of valuable real estate on lots that could accomodate up to 150,000 square feet of development. These lots could be sold for new development.
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Bet they could find a scandal a day on the new mayor if they bothered to try.
Follow the money...
With de Blasio in office, I’m going long on popcorn. This is going to be fun to watch.
Recall.. Before he can do any damage.
No, NYC deserves the damage. I don’t know why the stock exchange has to be there why not Charlotte or Atlanta?
Is this common knowledge in NYC?
Comrade DeBlasio behaving in a manner common to Communist Dictators throughout history. Too bad citizens under 60 years of age were never taught history.
Graft Right Out of the Gate!
(To use a horsy analogy)
Some citizens are more equal than others.
First they put the existing Carriage businesses out of business.
Then they ‘repeal’ it.
Then his good friend will start his own horse and carriage business and clean up.
This is the NY two-step all over again.
A successful business get puts out of business by a new one that is given tax credits the existing business does not get. The new company is touted as providing “new jobs”. The old company is put out of business by the new company.
When the NYC is in need of the bailout, I fear that the headline will not be
THE ONE TO DE BLASIO: DROP DEAD
Nothing to do with “cash”, instead it has to do with horse excrement, the good Mayor doesn’t want the competition.
NYC: Not fit for a horse to live in.
A corrupt lefty? I am SHOCKED!
This is why Western New York has to seced from NY state and form its own state.
Hey Mayor- is Carl on here?
You should start a WesternNY statehood movement! I think you could do it!
New Yawk City’s own Little Hitler.
I’ve long stated that the deepest, fondest desire in the heart of any leftist is to see those that disagree with them punished at the hand of the State.
I’m thinking I’m starting to see a parallel amongst conservatives... I’m guilty of it as well.
I desire to see liberals punished by experiencing the consequences of their own ideology. I desire that greatly.
Ramirez nailed it this weekend -
I (hammer and sickle) NY
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