Spin again! P’Park carousel takes second turn at opening day

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Time for another go around!

The Prospect Park carousel took a second spin at its opening day on Sunday, making up for a rainy start to the ride season on Friday. The circling steeds failed to draw people out into the cold spring air on its official March 26 opening day, but when the sun came out two days later, so too did parents and tots eager to take the wooden stallions for a whirl.

“It was a beautiful day, and she loved it,” said Jason Roberts, who brought his daughter Maya, 1, from Sunset Park to ride the vintage carousel. “She gets really excited whenever she sees it.”

The rotating amusement was originally carved in 1912 by renowned carousel-builder Charles Carmel, and the Prospect Park Alliance restored the ride in 1990. It features 53 horses, two dragon-pulled chariots, a giraffe, a lion, and a deer.

Reach reporter Noah Hurowitz at or by calling (718) 260–4505. Follow him on Twitter @noahhurowitz
Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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