Friday, May 11, 2012
Forest Park carousel to soon spin again
From The Forum:
Forest Park Carousel will open by Memorial Day weekend thanks to the Department of Parks and Recreation settling on an operator.
This week, Parks announced New York Carousel Entertainment won the bid to operate the Flushing Meadows-Corona Park Carousel and the long-shuttered Forest Park Carousel.
Parks and New York Carousel are now inking the final details of the agreement, but the company was granted a work permit to get the carousels ready for an opening this month, a Parks Department spokesman said.
The announcement of an operator was supposed to come in March, and after two months of tense waiting, community members were surprised by the good news.