Michael Karlesky

A cabinet of wonders. Minus the cabinet. And possibly the wonders.

Coney Island’s B&B Carousell

As of two weeks ago I am on summer break. I can barely put into words how weary and exhausted I have been after this school year. I have been relaxing — maybe “recuperating” is the better word. I am only now beginning to feel some life and verve and energy return.

We just weathered a tropical storm blowing up the coast. It rained for days, and yet more rain is in store for this week. This past weekend, however, was absolutely beautiful.

I recently read an article on the renovation and return of the historic B&B Carousell to Coney Island (the peculiar spelling of carousell  is intentional). Being the history nerd and amusement park aficionado that I am, I rode my bike down to Coney Island on Saturday to take it in. The carousel and its new pavilion are gorgeous.