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Incoming NYC Mayor Vows to Ban Horse-Drawn Carriages

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"It’s like taking away the Empire State Building. It’s the same as taking the [Christmas] tree from Rock Center."

NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 30: A general view of a Horse and Carriage outside Central Park on December 30, 2013 in New York City. Ben Hider/Getty Images

New York City Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio has vowed to ban the city's iconic horse-drawn carriages in Central Park.

"We are going to get rid of the horse carriages. Period,” de Blasio said at a news conference Monday, the New York Daily News reported.

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