28 – New York for Piccolas and Piccolos : Jane's Carousel


Are you in New York City with kids? Then cross the Brooklyn Bridge towards DUMBO. Nestled in a magical spot in the Brooklyn Bridge Park, you will find Jane’s Carousel. The carousel (merry-go-round, as we called them) had been resting in a storefront on Water Street for years, awaiting its main stage position between the two bridges. It’s a wonderful place to see spectacular views of Manhattan and Brooklyn Heights, and a great area to walk, shop, and explore many remnants of old New York.

 

Jane’s carousel and brooklyn bridge park means fun for kids of all ages. photo: Mimi O’Connor

 

Jane's Carousel (formerly Idora Park Merry-Go-Round) is a carved, wooden, 48-horse carousel that was built in 1922 for the Idora Park amusement park in Youngstown, Ohio, by the Philadelphia Toboggan Companys. It was carved by John Zalar and Frank Carretta, each of whom is attributed with carvings on carousels constructed by PTC and other carousel companies like Looff. Jane's Carousel was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on February 6, 1975, the first carousel to receive such designation.

 

brooklyn bridge park and jane’s carousel. Photo @lucascompan

a tale in brooklyn with a great view. photo @lucascompan

 
 
 

Explore “A Love Story with a Carousel” – a beautiful tale in Brooklyn

SOURCE: JANE'S CAROUSEL OFFICIAL    WEBSITE

SOURCE: JANE'S CAROUSEL OFFICIAL WEBSITE


 
 

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