New York: Queens carousel wins landmark status

 
 
The 1910 Forest Park Carousel in Queens, New York.
The 1910 Forest Park Carousel in Queens, New York.
Christopher D. Brazee / AP

New York City is home to many landmarks, from the Statue of Liberty and Empire State Building to churches and theaters. Now, a 1910 carousel hidden away in the woods in Woodhaven, Queens, has joined their ranks. The Forest Park Carousel, featuring a colorful menagerie of 46 hand-carved horses, as well as a lion, tiger and deer, has been declared a landmark by the Landmarks Preservation Commission. The brightly-painted ride was created by celebrated Philadelphia carousel maker D.C. Muller & Brother and is one of only two D.C. Muller carousels left in the country. The other is the 1912 Midway Carousel in the Cedar Point Amusement Park in Sandusky, Ohio.

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