One of the most popular attractions in the park (especially among our younger visitors) is Le Carrousel. For a quick ride, a dozen rides, a spot to read, or a place to throw a birthday party, the carousel is a great spot to spend some time in the park. Ever wonder about the origins of the carousel? Or why we put it there in the first place? This post gives you the scoop on the who, what, where, when, and why of Le Carrousel.
The carousel arrived in the park in June of 2002 as part of an effort to attract younger visitors. It was designed and manufactured by Marvin Sylvor's Fabricon Carousel Company based in Brooklyn, NY,, a widely recognized carousel fabricator at that time.
|Marvin Sylvor in his studio|
|The installation of Le Carrousel in 2002|
|Bryant Park Hospitality Staff help carry the horses to their new home on Le Carrousel|
|Granny's Folly leads the way as the carousel takes a spin|
|Flaubert Frog entertains the little ones on weekend mornings (Photo by Angelito Jusay)|
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40th Street side of the park
Information courtesy of Anne Kumer, Bryant Park Corporation Archivist.