Historic carousel, damaged in fire, is closed for rest of the year

Historic carousel, damaged in fire, is closed for rest of the year

RYE, N.Y. — The Big Apple’s historic Playland carousel will be closed for the rest of the year following a fire.

Westchester County Deputy Parks Commissioner Peter Tartaglia tells the Magazine Information that the fireplace Sunday was once caused by an electrical spark from a light at the base of the carousel’s domed roof.

The flames didn’t touch the carved picket horses however a few were damaged through firefighting water.

Westchester County, which owns the 1920s entertainment park, already had planned to renovate a couple of rides together with the 102-year-vintage carousel.

Playland, the one Art Deco enjoyment park in The Usa, is on the Nationwide Check In of Historical Places.

Its modest collection of rides and points of interest inspires an easier time. It even holds a spot in Hollywood history: Playland was once featured within the 1988 Tom Hanks movie “Big.”

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