Billy Joel wants to preserve classic Long Island carousel

Posted Friday, August 13, 2004 11:15 AM | Contributed by supermandl

Singer Billy Joel has signed on as honorary chairman of a committee formed last month by the Oyster Bay Main Street Association, a nonprofit civic improvement group formed in 2001. Its goal is to persuade Nassau County, which owns the former Nunley's Amusement Park carousel in Baldwin, Long Island, to relocate it to Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park on Oyster Bay Harbor.

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Friday, August 13, 2004 12:19 PM
Could you imagine going 'round and around to "What's the matter with the clothes I'm wearin'...." ;)
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Friday, August 13, 2004 12:21 PM
Um...that's really swell but where was he when Palace Amusements in Asbury Park got leveled?
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Friday, August 13, 2004 12:55 PM
That would make as much sense as me trying to preserve it. This is special to him because of his experience with it.
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Friday, August 13, 2004 1:32 PM
Asbury Park is Springsteen territory. If something has to be saved (like the entire town), Springsteen is going to be the guy to do it.

Billy Joel has always been very vocal about preserving as much of Long Island's unique heritage as we possibly can. This is just a extension of that. I hope he is successful. Too much of our history is gone now.

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Friday, August 13, 2004 3:22 PM
Asbury is Springsteen and Bon Jovi teritory.... Billy Joel has always had a spot for Long Island ... see the songs Billy the Kid and Downeaster Alexa. WTG Billy for doing something to try to save something that probably he does remember going to as a child, unlike other people who would just let the corporate people do as they wish and not fight to save a place of family fun.
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Sunday, August 15, 2004 7:23 PM
Crap, I automatically though Springsteen. Disregard my last post and next time I'll know better then to get involved in discussions involving celebrities. I can't tell them apart!
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Monday, August 16, 2004 6:18 PM
...Besides which, I thought Springsteen WAS involved with the effort to save Palace Amusements...!

--Dave Althoff, Jr.

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