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Merry-Go-Round @ The Outer Harbor

While taking a stroll at the Outer Harbor earlier today, we came across a merry-go-round in a grassy area that is, for the most part, a relatively unused plot of land other than for the occasional dog-walkers, a few sun gods and goddesses, and a handful of kite flyers. The merry-go-round looked a bit out of place considering that there were no other attractions nearby, but at the same time it was great to see an attempt being made to test out a completely different type of interactive feature.

The sight of the merry-go-round brought me back to the days when there was an effort underway to construct a solar carousel at the Inner Harbor (I hope that there are still people pushing for this). Hopefully this type of amenity will help to show the need for such a fun-loving project that would elevate the experience from merely child’s folly to a city-wide point of pride.

No matter how you look at it, there were a number of children enjoying the free rides today. I am told that the merry-go-round will be at the Outer Harbor on a daily basis throughout the summer. The ride is operated by an attendant whenever in operation.



Written by queenseyes


Newell Nussbaumer is 'queenseyes' - Eyes of the Queen City and Founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Co-founder Powder Keg Festival that built the world's largest ice maze (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-created Flurrious! winter festival. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator behind Saturday Artisan Market (SAM) at Canalside, Buffalo Porchfest, and Paint vs. Paint. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market on Elmwood. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Throws The Witches Ball at Statler City, the Hertel Alley Street Art Festival, and The Flutterby Festival.

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