Take a spin on an all-time favorite - Nunley's Carousel has reopened in Garden City
As summer quickly comes to an end, an all-time favorite has now reopened.
Nunley's Carousel opened in 1912 in Canarsie, Brooklyn, 110 years later -- it is still alive. From Brooklyn to Baldwin to Garden City, then closed for the pandemic in 2020. Nunley's is now back open on Museum Row.
The carousel has 41 horses -- each has their own name. There's only one lion - Lakeside the Lionhes is the oldest of the bunch, built in 1897.
There are two chariots that have been carrying kids and adults for more than a century.
If you're not into riding on the carousel, it's amazing just to just look at, covered with beautiful painted wooden panels.
Theres a ring machine filled with silver and brass rings riders can reach out and try to grab. If you get a brass one -- you win a free ride.
One of the coolest parts about it may be that Billy Joel wrote a song himself for the carousel, because he visited as a kid.
But the thrill of it all may not just be the spin -- but the history you're surrounded by when you step on board.
Nunley's Carousel is open Thursdays to Sundays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. If you're a member of the Long Island Children Museum, you can get discounted tickets.