horse-drawn carriage roll through New York"s Central Park
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New York horse-drawn carriages face ban

22 April 2014 Last updated at 07:12 BST

The iconic horse-drawn carriage ride through Central Park has been a part of New York City for almost 160 years.

But now, new Mayor Bill de Blasio has vowed to ban them in the city saying they are inhumane.

He wants to replace them with a fleet of vintage electric cars but supporters of the carriages are fighting to save them.

Nick Bryant report.