NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – New York City takes another step on the road to reopening Friday.

Horse drawn carriages are returning to Central Park.

Carriage drivers held a news conference in the park announcing they will return on Saturday.

Rides were temporarily halted in March, when non-essential businesses were closed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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There are fewer than 70 licensed horse drawn carriage drivers in the city. They’re now affiliated with a transportation workers union.

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