This weekend, I took a walk over to the Christmas Faire at Chateau Stables on 48th Street, between 11th and 12th Avenues. They are a family run stable that provides theatrical animals, carriage rides, horse and pony rides and hosts parties in their stables. I had never visited but had to come take a peek. As in every NYC stable I have visited, I was invited to go upstairs, see all the horses and staff. The animals were relaxed, happy to greet people, take a carrot and be petted! It was great to see the young people with the ponies, taking rides, having new encounters with the animals. I met a family who had traveled from PA, their Dad had worked in these stables as a young man.
It was a little bit like traveling back in time… and a piece of the Hell’s Kitchen I love.