On Saturday, the Daily News forecast 4 to 8 inches of snow in New York.
Snow storm: Although this snow storm was forecast accurately, the carriage drivers were out plying their trade and the NYPD was nowhere to be seen.
Enforcement problem: Why weren't the officers out on the hack line after it began to snow, waiting for the conditions to worsen and suspend the operation? Instead, it took telephone calls from concerned citizens asking the NYPD to shut down this business. Even then, they promised different callers that they were sending a car out but ½ hour later, that car did not come. And this was from the Central Park Precinct, which is in Central Park! When the NYPD car finally came, they missed the carriages that had gone into the park with fares. So they had to be called again.
I am not sure if the carriages were officially suspended on Sunday because this is "secret" information - although I hear that most carriages eventually went back to the stables.
And of course, this begs the question as to why the carriage drivers would even subject their horses to this kind of harsh weather and dangerous conditions. After all, they claim to love them like their own children.