Day 15

I am constantly amazed

January 14th, 2012

that these "rides" have managed to survive into the 21st century. I don't think I've ever seen one in use, but it's not at all uncommon to find one sitting on the sidewalk outside a bodega.


  1. Heather says:

    They get used in Park Slope. My boyfriend and I ran into our neighbors (who have a young daughter) in front of a nearby pharmacy (Neergard, on 5th Ave near 9th St) that has one, and they were using it. Also, the one outside Dizzy’s (8th Ave and 9th St) gets a lot of use in warmer weather. It plays “It’s a Small World After All” and is maybe the only downside to having brunch at Dizzy’s outside on a warm summer morning. I’m not sure I’ve ever seen one in use in another neighborhood, though!

  2. Gigi says:

    I’ve seen one along Roosevelt Ave, outside one of those small stores across the Ecuadorean Embassy, don’t know if it still works, though.

  3. Dorinda from Mentor, Oh. says:

    A bodega huh? When I hear that word I don’t think of convenience store as it’s definition. Why not just call it what it is? A corner store, a convenience store.
    As for the little rides out front I’m surprised there are still some around.

  4. RAYMOND in ALABAMA says:

    CHILdREN”S ATTRACTIONS to get mom or dad in store.

  5. Peacefulbird says:

    colorful duck
    persuades me to enter
    child inside
    is hooked

  6. Zanna says:

    I knew a little boy who fell off one and broke his arm. He recovered and has survived to become a teenager. :-)

  7. Karen Too says:

    There used to be a few working ones on Kings Highway, in Brooklyn, and you may find them there still when your walk takes you there.

    I loved these things when I was a kid.

    This one might hold you Matt. Did you give it a try? :-)

    Wow: Fifty cents for one of those little plastic gizmos? I bet they have been in that machine since it cost a penny for them. :-D

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