Gallery: PHOTOS: Historic Jane’s Carousel Opens At Brooklyn Bridge Park...

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It took artist Jane Walentas more than 25 years, but her masterpiece is finally complete. The artwork, a spectacularly restored 1922 carousel aptly named Jane's Carousel, just opened to the public last month in Brooklyn Bridge Park. For more than two decades, Walentas chipped away 60 years of "park paint" by hand to bring the carousel back to its original glory, revealing the original wood carvings and colors. The carousel, which is the only carousel to be placed on the National Registry of Historic Places, sits on the edge of the East River in a glimmering pavilion designed by Pritzker Prize winning architect Jean Nouvel. We recently visited the carousel to experience its charm for ourselves and see the intricate details up close.

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  1. KEVIN DUNLEAVY December 22, 2012 at 1:49 pm

    I REMEMBER RIDING THAT CAROUSEL AS A KID AT IDORA PARK.THANKS FOR TAKING CARE OF IT.