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Coney Island’s B&B Carousell is competing against 40 other NYC historic places for Partners in Preservation funds. Vote every day until May 21, 2012!

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B&B Carousell

The B&B Carousell is one of 40 historic properties in NYC that has been selected by the National Trust for Historic Preservation to participate in Partners in Preservation (PIP), a community-based program which provides preservation grants for local historic places.

Help B&B Carousell win preservation funds by voting every day from now until May 21st on the PIP facebook page. One vote per day is allowed and the winning sites of this contest will be announced on May 22nd.

This carousel has been an important piece of Coney Island history. It is the sole-surviving carousel from Brooklyn’s Golden Age of carousel construction (1800-1930s) when Coney Island had many carousel manufacturers and housed 25 hand-carved carousel attractions. In 2005 the City acquired the carousel, and it is currently in Marion, Ohio with a team of carousel restoration experts who are restoring the carousel to its original condition. Watch our time lapse video on the Restoration project. As Coney Island undergoes a huge revitalization, the carousel is an essential link between the historic amusement areas past and future.

B&B will return to Coney Island in 2013 in a newly constructed carousel pavilion that will be built in Steeplechase Plaza, a 2.2-acre public plaza that is also scheduled to be open for the 2013 season.

Come out to our Open House to learn more about the carousel’s restoration and other cool exhibits on display at the Coney Island History Project. Bring your children and have a picture taken with the first newly restored carousel house!

Saturday, May 5, 2012
12:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M.
Coney Island History Project
3059 West 12th Street, Brooklyn, NY

Sunday, May 6, 2012
12:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M.
Coney Island History Project
3059 West 12th Street, Brooklyn, NY 

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