Manhattan Carousels

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Central Park Carousel
New York, NY
The Central Park Carousel was built by Stein & Goldstein in 1908. Their horses are larger than other carvers. This carousel has four rows with 52 jumpers, 5 standers and 2 chariots. It is the 3rd or 4th carousel at this location. This carousel was previously in Coney Island and known as the BMT Trolley Carousel. It was bought by the City and put in storage in the early 1940s. In 1951, it was moved here when Central Park's carousel burned down. The organ is either a Gebruder or a Ruth & Sohn. The inner drum has circus figures which are quite unusual. Iím not sure if they are original or were added later (my guess). For more, see this website.

Bryant Park Carousel
New York, NY
The Bryant Park Carousel was built by the Fabricon Carousel Company based in Brooklyn, NY. It was designed and installed in 2002 and has fourteen figures (10 horses, a rabbit, a frog, a deer and a cat) which are resin replicas from other carousels. "Grannyís Folly," the lead horse, was named after a New York Police Department horse killed in the line of duty. The restored 1928 ticket booth is formerly from a carousel in Hull, MA. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6.

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