The New York Times goes live from the hack stand

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Last week, Masha Goncharova, a reporter for the New York Times, talked to carriage driver Christina Hansen on Central Park South, as part of an assignment to practice broadcasting live on Facebook. Masha’s editors loved the first piece with Hoffa on Grand Army Plaza, so they invited Christina back with King to broadcast live from the New York Times’ Facebook page about carriage horses and their care.

Check the two pieces out below! There’s a fair bit of overlap between the two about carriage horse regulations, Christina’s bio and Blue Star Equiculture, but these are great pieces for FAQ’s about the most famous carriage horses in the world.

(Also, if you liked them and think they’re informative, feel free to comment on the Facebook videos themselves.)

Here is the main New York Times story from Sunday, March 12, 2017. Christina talks about the carriage horse regulations, Frank and Felice Ciancio’s almost-famous Brewster victoria, King’s horse shoes, vacation, blinders and the real agenda behind the “animal rights” movement.

Next up is the trial piece Masha shot on a whim on Grand Army Plaza on Thursday, March 9, 2017. Christina talks about horse feathers and harness brasses, the Teamsters, our really wacky carriage rates and why they’re that way, and more.

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Christina Hansen is a New York City carriage driver and a spokesperson for the carriage industry. She is a proud member of Teamsters Local 553.

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