Cops Horsing Around

horseIt seems the 114th Precinct in Astoria is going old school with their patrol.

QConf spotted this horse and cop pair out for a trot on Steinway Street last week. They have since been seen hoofing it up parallel residential streets, apparently just keeping an eye (or four) on the neighborhood.

The policeman himself seems content with the post, waving cheerfully to the excited kids of Astoria who follow him up the sidewalk.

We here at QConf don’t have blinders to the ironies of the situation – horses making a mess of streets during Councilman Costa Constantinides’ “Keep Astoria Clean” campaign; precincts using horses after Mayor Bill de Blasio pledged to ban horse-drawn carriages from Central Park – but we just can’t resist this adorable glimpse into old New York.