Photos of NYC’s New Carousel: The B&B Carousell in Coney Island
From a kid's point of view, most merry-go-rounds are created equal. There are horses (or other animals) to sit on, and they all go round and round. But some carousels are more eye-catching than others. Just look at Dumbo's glass-encased Jane's Carousel, Harlem's kid-designed Totally Kid Carousel and the Flushing Meadows Carousel, the centerpiece of Queens' brand-new mini-amusement park Fantasy Forest.
Now there's a new merry-go-round in town: the B&B Carousell in Coney Island. To be accurate, the merry-go-round isn't really new at all—parts of it date back to 1906 and it was turning in Coney Island up until 2005, when the owners planned to take it apart and sell the scraps. Happily, the city bought it intact and over the past eight years, the B&B Carousell was meticulously restored in Ohio before being returned to its Brooklyn home.
We recently took a few spins on the historic merry-go-round, which debuted over Memorial Day weekend. Check out our pics and find out why It should definitely be on your to-do list the next time you hit Coney Island.