Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Brooklyn's New Ride

Soon you will be able to travel back in time to those childhood carousel rides that seemed so innocently thrilling.

Jane's Carousel, a newly restored attraction originally built in 1922 by the Philadelphia Toboggan Company, will open to visitors at Brooklyn Bridge Park's Empire-Fulton Ferry State Park. The historic carousel will be housed in a new riverside pavilion designed by architect Jean Nouvel. 

Named for DUMBO artist Jane Walentas, who -- along with her husband -- purchased the carousel at an auction in Ohio in 1984 and gifted it to the park, the carousel features 48 carved wooden horses with meticulous detailing, including mirrored bridles, feather plumes and 24-carat gold gilding. Look for the Lady Liberty chariot.  

Jane's Carousel will be open six days a week (closed Tuesdays) from 11am-8pm. 

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