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Central Park carriage rides could come to permanent halt

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NEW YORK — Time may be running out for the iconic horse carriages that carry tourists around Central Park. Mayor Bill de Blasio already has declared his intention to shut down the industry, saying it is inhumane to keep horses in modern-day Manhattan.

While that debate could be over, at least one nagging question remains: What will become of the horses?

Both sides in the carriage horse fight insist they will find a sanctuary for the approximately 200 horses licensed…

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