Posts Tagged ‘Michelle Bernstein’

The girl who loved Central Park’s pretty horses

September 23, 2009

Near the Central Park carousel is a child-size wood post featuring carvings of merry-go-round horses. They look like miniature versions of the hand-carved, painted horses on the circa-1908 carousel itself.

Carouselposthorses

It’s an enchanting little post, a marker letting adults know that they’re about to enter the park’s kid territory.

MichellebernsteinBut near the bottom of the post is this somber plaque:

Michelle Bernstein
March 25, 1984 – June 19, 1987
The Carousel Landscape
was restored in 1991
in honour of Michelle
who loved
all the pretty little horses