Giddyup: NYPD Mounted Unit May Stay Downtown After All

Community Board 1 wants the stables preserved.

Friday, May 20, 2011  |  Updated 7:29 AM EDT
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The NYPD says it will take another look at a project to convert its lower Manhattan horse stables into a home for 200 extra officers who will patrol the World Trade Center site.     

The department said Thursday that it had decided to reexamine the project at the request of Community Board 1, which wants the stables in Tribeca preserved.     

Police halted plans this week to begin moving the Mounted Unit horses to other NYPD stables in midtown to make way for the renovation.

But they insisted the original project or an alternative must get done before the expected opening later this year of a memorial museum on the anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attacks.     

There was no immediate response to a phone message left at the community board office.    


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