Jane’s Carousel is seen under construction at the edge of the cove at the former Empire-Fulton Ferry Park, now part of Brooklyn Bridge Park. The main part of the vintage-1922 carousel, which was originally built for an amusement park in Youngstown, Ohio, is already here, although the horses have yet to be moved from their temporary home.
The pavilion housing the carousel was designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Jean Nouvel. The carousel should be up and running next month, according to workers at the site.
The name “Jane’s Carousel” refers to Jane Walentas, who bought the carousel at an auction sale and spent years restoring its according to the original design.