From the Daily News:
For the first time in 20 years, the historic Forest Park Carousel may sit out the summer.
The Parks Department needs someone to operate the hand-carved wooden carousel, which dates back to 1903. But so far, no one has stepped forward.
The current concessionaire, New York One LLC, is letting its contract expire. No one responded to the previous request for proposals issued by the Parks Department several months ago.
The agency has issued another request, due April 20.
Local residents and officials are worried the carousel, a rare jewel according to aficionados, will deteriorate.