Friday, December 8, 2023

Historic Coney Island B&B Carousell Finalist for Preservation Grant

The Coney Island Development Corporation needs your help to bring the historic B&B Carousell back to Coney Island! All it takes is 30 seconds. Click here to vote now!

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

The B&B Carousell is an important piece of Coney Island history as the sole-surviving carousel from Brooklyn’s Golden Age of carousel construction when Coney was home to more than 25 hand-carved carousel attractions. The carousel is currently in Marion, Ohio with a team of carousel restoration experts who are restoring it. The B&B will return to Coney Island in 2013 in a newly constructed carousel pavilion that will be built in Steeplechase Plaza.

Joe Kleiman
Joe Kleiman
Raised in San Diego on theme parks, zoos, and IMAX films, InPark's Senior Correspondent Joe Kleiman would expand his childhood loves into two decades as a projectionist and theater director within the giant screen industry. In addition to his work in commercial and museum operations, Joe has volunteered his time to animal husbandry at leading facilities in California and Texas and has played a leading management role for a number of performing arts companies. Joe previously served as News Editor and has remained a contributing author to InPark Magazine since 2011. HIs writing has also appeared in Sound & Communications, LF Examiner, Jim Hill Media, The Planetarian, Behind the Thrills, and MiceChat His blog, takes an unconventional look at the attractions industry. Follow on twitter @ThemesRenewed Joe lives in Sacramento, California with his wife, dog, and a ghost.

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