Central Park Carousel

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This vintage carousel is located in Central Park in Manhattan, New York City, at the southern end of the park near East 65th Street. It is the fourth carousel on this site at the same location. This current carousel is officially known as the Michael Friedsam Memorial Carousel but is referred to as the Trump Carousel after businessman, and now President of the United States, Donald Trump, who renovated it. It's the fourth carousel since 1871 in the park since 1871, all located at the same site. The original 1871 Central Park carousel was mule or horse powered and situated under the carousel's platform and signaled to start and stop by the operator tapping his foot. The two succeeding rides were destroyed by fires in 1924 and 1950. In 1990 the current carousel was restored. It has 57 hand-carved horses and two chariots and is opened seven days a week, weather permitting. The carousel serves around 250,000 riders every year.

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