About Paulette Safdieh

Safdieh is a freelance reporter with an interest in women's lifestyle topics. Her work has appeared in Resident magazine, Our Town and the New York Press. See her work at paulettesafdieh.com.

Just Horsing Around

The horse and carriage rides offered at Central Park made headlines once again last week. Nonprofit organization New Yorkers for Clean Livable and Safe Streets (NY-CLASS) unveiled a model electric car as potential replacement for the horse and buggy rides. Supporters of Intro 86, a 2010 City Council bill proposing the gradual elimination the carriages, embrace the idea.

The faux-vintage cars proposed by NY-CLASS aim to reinvent the feel of classic New York City for tourists without the use of animals. Each car holds up to six people with rates comparable to those of the carriage rides. Continue reading