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Deal averts sale of N.J. shore town’s carousel

The Seaside Heights Carousel has survived a superstorm and a boardwalk fire in recent years.AP/file 2014

SEASIDE HEIGHTS, N.J. — The Seaside Heights Carousel that survived Hurricane Sandy and a boardwalk fire will not be going up for sale.

A deal has been reached to keep the merry-go-round in the New Jersey shore town.

The Asbury Park Press reported that under the terms of an agreement introduced by the town’s council on Wednesday, the town and Casino Pier would swap oceanfront property in exchange for the town taking control of the carousel.

The company that owns the carousel announced in July it was selling the ride at auction to make room for new attractions.

The carousel was hand-built in 1910 and has operated in Seaside since 1932.


Associated Press