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Landmarks Commission to hold hearing on Forest Park Carousel

Photo by Christina Santucci
By Christina Santucci

The city’s Landmark Preservation Commission is scheduled to hear testimony about the a possible landmark designation for the Forest Park Carousel Tuesday, starting at 9:30 a.m.

At some point after the hearing, the panel of LPC’s commissioners will then vote on whether to grant landmark status to the carousel, which was brought to the borough in the 1970s from its original home in Dracut, Mass.

Also known as the Muller Carousel, Forest Park’s historic merry-go-round dates back more than a century when its collection of creatures – horses, a lion and a tiger among others – were hand-carved by artist Daniel Carl Muller.

The hearing will be held in the Conference Room on the ninth floor at 1 Centre Street in Manhattan.

Reach managing editor Christina Santucci by e-mail at timesledgerphotos@gmail.com or by phone at 718-260-4589.

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