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Finally! Forest Park Carousel reopens
Finally! Forest Park Carousel reopens
News Billy Rennison 5/30/2012 at 8:43AM

After nearly four years, children — and adults — were able to rush the Forest Park Carousel, choose their favorite horse and take a spin on the historic ride. The Forest Park Carousel, shuttered since 2008, held its grand reopening on Saturday, May 26, with hundreds of visitors turning out for the sun-filled event. More [...]

As the carousel turns: A history of the Forest Park Carousel
As the carousel turns: A history of the Forest Park Carousel
News Billy Rennison 5/25/2012 at 2:31PM

When the Forest Park Carousel stopped spinning in 2008, it nevertheless continued its merry-go-round cycle that had become all too familiar over its history. For decades, the carousel stood continuously in Forest Park as one of the many jewels of the 543-acre greenspace with locals and visitors flocking to the attraction each spring and summer. “My [...]

The Forest Park Carousel rides again
The Forest Park Carousel rides again
News Billy Rennison 5/24/2012 at 2:16PM

After nearly four years, children — and adults — were able to rush the Forest Park Carousel, choose their favorite horse and take a spin on the historic ride. The Forest Park Carousel, shuttered since 2008, hosted St. John Evangelical Lutheran School students, politicians and civic leaders who fought to save the carousel to enjoy [...]

Forest Park Carousel gets new operator; will soon reopen
Forest Park Carousel gets new operator; will soon reopen
News Billy Rennison 5/04/2012 at 4:01PM

After three dormant years, the Forest Park Carousel will spin once again. The Parks Department has selected an operator — New York Carousel Entertainment — for the famed ride. Though final terms of the licensing agreement have not yet been finalized, the company has a work permit to begin cleaning and conducting necessary maintenance work [...]

Queens Teacher Charged With Raping 13-Year-Old Student
Queens Teacher Charged With Raping 13-Year-Old Student
News Jay Lane 12/15/2011 at 3:10PM

Queens Teacher Charged With Raping 13-Year-Old Student A Queens teacher is facing charges including rape after authorities say he had an inappropriate relationship with a 13-year-old student. Special Commissioner of Investigation Richard Condon says Charles Oross, 44, a teacher at IS 238, had a sexual relationship with the girl while she attended the school in [...]

One last spin for land marking Forest Park Carousel
One last spin for land marking Forest Park Carousel
News Billy Rennison 12/15/2011 at 9:09AM

Forest Park Carousel is getting one more spin at landmark status. Area residents and leaders hope to have the historic local landmark officially recognized as one by the city’s Landmark Preservation Commission. The carousel — which last spun in 2008 — is currently being reviewed by the commission to see whether it meets the eligibility [...]

Dr. Conrad Murray gets 4 years in jail for Michael Jackson death
Dr. Conrad Murray gets 4 years in jail for Michael Jackson death
News Jay Lane 11/29/2011 at 2:48PM

Comedian Patrice O’Neal Dead at 41 Comedian Patrice O’Neal died Tuesday morning … as a result of a stroke he suffered back in October…This according to his friends at the “Opie and Anthony” radio show. O’Neal had been a staple in the comedy world for years — and performed at the “Comedy Central Roast of Charlie Sheen” back [...]

Residents and officials fight for Forest Park Carousel
Residents and officials fight for Forest Park Carousel
News Billy Rennison 10/19/2011 at 1:44PM

Local residents and officials hope to save the Forest Park Carousel from the glue factory. The Forest Park Carousel remains dark as the Parks Department has received no viable proposal from vendors to run the historic ride. The Parks Department said it will conduct “extensive outreach” to find a suitable vendor and plans to re-release [...]