Ferris wheel

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Brooklyn Performance Artists To Make Giant Hamster Wheel Their Home

Beginning Friday, two performance artists from Brooklyn will spend 10 days straight running a hamster wheel nonstop – and using it as their house.

02/27/2014

A rendering of the proposed Ferris wheel, released on Sept. 27, 2012. (credit: New York Wheel LLC)

City Council Approves Staten Island’s Giant Ferris Wheel

If the project is approved, construction is expected to begin in 2014, with a grand opening in 2016.

10/30/2013

A rendering of the proposed Ferris wheel, released on Sept. 27, 2012. (credit: New York Wheel LLC)

NYC Board Approves Plan For Giant Ferris Wheel On Staten Island

The 625-foot Ferris wheel would have a view of the Statue of Liberty, New York Harbor and the Manhattan skyline.

09/11/2013

A rendering of the proposed Ferris wheel, released on Sept. 27, 2012. (credit: New York Wheel LLC)

Plans For Staten Island Ferris Wheel Going Ahead Despite Sandy Damage

Despite critics who said it is too soon after Superstorm Sandy – and that construction in a flood zone is not a good idea – developers of what would be the world’s largest Ferris wheel on Staten Island are moving forward with their plans.

01/01/2013

A rendering of the proposed Ferris wheel, released on Sept. 27, 2012. (credit: New York Wheel LLC)

Bloomberg Unveils Plans For World’s Tallest Ferris Wheel, To Be Built On Staten Island

The Ferris wheel would be the centerpiece of a new complex which would also include a hotel, a 350,000 square foot retail space called Harbor Commons that would be adjacent to the Richmond County Bank Ballpark.

09/27/2012

2010 Dutchess County Fair - Rhinebeck, NY (credit: Garret Lown Photography via Dutchess County Agricultural Society)

Stories From Main Street: 166th Dutchess County Fair Is Ready For Business

At the 166th Dutchess County Fair the emphasis will be on the best home-baked pie, the cows and baby pigs.

08/22/2011

(credit: CBS 2)

New Safety Precautions As Wildwood Ferris Wheel Reopens Saturday

On June 3, 11-year-old Abiah Jones of Pleasantville was on the ride on Mariner’s Landing at Morey’s Piers when she fell more than 100 feet as the Ferris wheel was turning.

06/18/2011

(credit: CBS 2)

Wildwood Amusement Park Reopens After Ferris Wheel Death Of Girl, 11

A Jersey shore boardwalk amusement park that closed after an 11-year-old girl on a class trip tumbled from a moving Ferris wheel to her death was to reopen Saturday while investigators tried to figure out what caused her fall.

06/04/2011