Bill DeBlasio has raised some hackles by proposing to ban the horse-drawn carriages that ferry tourists so profitably around Central Park, and replace them with replica vintage electric autos. Somehow making a draft horse do what it was bred to do is cruel and unusual, along the lines of making a hippie get a job.
Somehow I can't see the tourists taking to 1970's Clubman golf carts with quite the same enthusiasm.
But hark! A solution exists! Google can now supply the carriage drivers with electric substitutes for the hayburners now in service:
Of course if your tastes run to the traditional Asian rickshaw, Google can help there too:
One of these babies can be fitted with the ethnic outfit of your choice as a snap-on coverall, and off you go. I might go for one dressed as Al Gore in a Speedo for example. Visualize that running around Central Park this winter at -20F. Your tastes may vary. Ahnald in traditional Tyrolean lederhosen or maybe the new Hefty Hefer Barbie (tm), the possibilities are endless.