City wants to restore carousel on Coney Island boardwalk

Posted Thursday, September 13, 2007 9:26 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Two years after city officials bought the last old wooden carousel on Coney Island for $1.8 million, they are drawing up plans to spend an additional $2 million to make it the centerpiece of a new park near the Boardwalk. The 88-year-old carousel, known as the B&B Carousell, would be the main attraction of Steeplechase Plaza, a public park proposed at the heart of a redeveloped Coney Island, said Lynn Kelly, president of the Coney Island Development Corporation. The development corporation has begun searching for a consultant to oversee the restoration of the carousel, she said.

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