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2012 Nunley's Carousel Turns 100

Nunley’s Carousel Turns 100

From LONG ISLAND – by Ann Parry (ann-parry.com)
June 11, 2012

Nunley’s Amusement Park was a real treat for my daughters when they were young. After riding the carousel and a couple of outdoor rides, we’d have ice cream and play Skee-ball, winning red tickets to exchange for prizes. So when Nunley’s closed in 1995, our whole family was sad to lose that Freeport-Baldwin landmark.

Carousel Lion and horses at historic Nunley's Carousel Centennial Celebration on Saturday, June 9, 2012, at Museum Row, Garden City, Long Island, New York, USA. 100th Anniversary festivities included old time family game of croquet; a visit from ex-President Theodore Roosevelt - portrayed by actor James Foote - who ran again for President in 1912 (unsuccessfully, as Bull Moose Party candidate), the year Nunley's Carousel debuted; and Carousel rides. (Ann Parry/Ann Parry, ann-parry.com)

Garden City, New York, USA. June 9, 2012. Nunley’s Carousel during 100th Anniversary festivities. (© 2012 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)

Carousel at historic Nunley’s Carousel Centennial Celebration on Saturday, June 9, 2012, Museum Row, Long Island, NY. (©Ann Parry, ann-parry.com)

Happily, by 2009 the carousel was beautifully restored and moved to its new home in Museum Row, Garden City. And Nunley’s Carousel Centennial Celebration held this past weekend, June 9th – 10th, gave visitors the chance to play croquet in front of Nunley’s Carousel Pavilionand have other old-fashioned fun.

Festivities also included a campaign visit from ex-President Theodore Roosevelt – portrayed by actor JAMES FOOTE. In 1912, the year Nunley’s Carousel debuted, Teddy Roosevelt ran again for President in 1912 – unsuccessfully, as Bull Moose Party candidate.

Jack Neary hopes to grab a brass ring while riding historic Nunley's Carousel during its Centennial Celebration on Saturday, June 9, 2012, at Museum Row, Garden City, Long Island, New York, USA. Though most rings are steel, a carousel rider who grabs a brass ring wins a free ride. (Ann Parry/Ann Parry, ann-parry.com)

Garden City, New York, USA. June 9, 2012. Jack Neary hopes to grab a brass ring while riding historic Nunley’s Carousel during its Centennial Celebration. (© 2012 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)

And your admission fee included a ride on historic Nunley’s Carousel, where lucky and athletic riders had a chance to grab a brass ring to win a free ride.

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2012 "Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close" NYC

“Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close” NYC

From LONG ISLAND – by Ann Parry (ann-parry.com)
January 22, 2012

It felt like a punch to the stomach when I came across an eerie juxtaposition on 34th Street of the “Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close” movie poster & Manhattan’s iconic landmark, the Empire State Building, during my walk from B & H Photo to Times Square.

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Manhattan, NY, USA - January 9, 2012: Movie poster "Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close" hangs illuminated at night over Penn Station subway entrance with Empire State Building in background. Fictional movie is set at time of 9/11 terrorist attacks on Twin Towers in NYC. Green and yellow lit globe on post is at stairwell entrance to MTA (Metropolitan Transit Authority) 34 St. Penn Station subway station. (Ann E Parry/Ann Parry, ann-parry.com)

NYC, NY, USA – Jan. 9, 2012: Movie poster “Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close” hangs lit at night over Penn Station subway entrance, Empire State Building in background. (© 2012 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)

Click: Another view of above NYC scene

Click: Times Square later that night

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