UPPER WEST SIDE — So much for all the pretty little horses?
A carousel slated to operate next to the Sugar Factory, a glitzy candy shop and restaurant coming to 1991 Broadway, is in jeopardy after the city halted its construction in early March, as first reported by the West Side Rag.
The Department of Buildings has issued a partial stop work order for the indoor public plaza adjacent to where the sweet shop is planning to open its latest Manhattan location in April, according to agency records.
The work order remained in place as of Tuesday afternoon, a DOB spokesman said.
An inspection on March 7 found that 90 percent of the work on the privately owned public space had been completed without approval from the Department of City Planning, which is a violation of the city's zoning rules.
Preliminary plans for the 1,500-square-foot space, which were submitted to the agency in February 2016, included those for a 12-foot-wide carousel.
The ride would operate until midnight, Sugar Factory operating partner Tom Recine told a Community Board 7 subcommittee that March.
"The carousel is really to add to the character of the neighborhood," he said.
Upper West Side residents expressed mixed reactions to Sugar Factory's fourth New York City outpost at the time, with some resistant to yet another sweets vendor in the neighborhood. Others were happy to see the space, which was vacated by Ollie's Noodle Shop and Grille in 2013, finally filled.
Sugar Factory, a favorite of the Kardashian family, plans to sell its celebrity-endorsed "Couture" lollipops and other candies as well as manage a restaurant serving the typical American fare and sweet spiked drinks.
The location is set to open April 5, according to its web page.
A Sugar Factory spokeswoman declined to comment on the status of the carousel or confirm the opening date.