FRIEDSAM MEMORIAL CAROUSEL NEW YORK

There has been a carousel in Central Park for more than a century, but the original was virtually destroyed by a fire in 1950. This one was donated by the Michael Friedsam Foundation a year later. The remains of the original were reassembled at Bronx Beach Playland. The Foundation also rebuilt the carousel in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park the following year. Both merry-go-rounds have horses that were recycled from Coney Island, when they’d outlived their usefulness there. They represent a proud tradition dating back to the 1870s, when animal carvers created the first”and the best”carousel horses in what was known as the Coney Island Style. The Central Park horses were hand-carved by Harry Goldstein, a master of the style.

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. Park: Friedsam Memorial Carousel (1951) | Historias de Nueva York

carousel was built in 1870 and today's Friedsam Memorial Carousel

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