Friday, May 13, 2011
Idora Park Carousel Update
Photo by Brent Burket
Well, the bittersweet moment has come for lovers of one of the last remaining pieces of Youngstown's lost Idora Park.
The wealthy woman who bought the wonderful, historic carousel and painstakingly restored it has finally gotten her wish and is placing it in a concrete and glass pavilion almost under The Brooklyn Bridge.
This should be a happy tale, but partly because the park is so small and needs no further attraction beyond the views of New York and the Brooklyn Bridge itself, many resent this addition--underlying this is a lot of subtext about gentrification. It's all worthy of a book or a documentary.
Here are my two earlier posts about the carousel and Idora Park.
See The Idora Park Carousel in New York
Letter From Youngstown : Can The Idora Park Carousel Return?