As I was walking to the subway along Central Park South, I stumbled upon this unfortunate scene. Apparently someone banging on a drum spooked a horse, causing it to run into traffic. The horse in the picture above eventually died, and one other horse was also injured in the fray. It’ll be interesting to see the effects this will have on the carriage tourism industry.
In any case, I’ll be heading out to Coney Island tomorrow, even though I’m pretty sure Astroland isn’t going to be open. I’ve heard rumors that its going to be operating next summer, but nothing concerning the redevelopment seems certain at this point. I can only hope that it doens’t become a row of condos and casinos, which would ultimately disneyfy/manhattanize the unique character of the neighborhood.
I’ll be working on the some of the sections of the blog tomorrow, so I apologize in advance if certain things seem out of place or incomplete. Everything should be working properly by tomorrow night.