From DNA Info:
The historic Forest Park Carousel, which reopened last May after years of neglect, may become a city landmark, although the current operator is worried that the designation might interfere with his ability to maintain it.
The attraction, which is more than 100 years old, has been in the park since the 1970s. After a five-year hiatus for repairs, the ride reopened last summer.
The hand-carved carousel, with its 36 jumping horses and 13 standing horses, has been drawing many families since the new operator, NY Carousel, took over last summer.
The company, which also operates the Flushing Meadows-Corona Park carousel, signed a 15-year lease with the city to operate the ride and plans to add more attractions to the area, Abramson said.
Ami Abramson, director of NY Carousel, said the attraction has been a big success and last year it sold about 30,000 rides.