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Apr

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54°F

Sunrise
06:10 AM
Sunset
07:40 PM
Tide

HIGH 12:38 PM


Low 7:00 PM

Park Hours and Info

Park is Open 7 Days a Week | 6AM - 1AM
Entry is Free!

Pier 28AM - 9PM* Pier 56AM - 11PM* Education Center3-5PM (THU/FRI), 1-5PM (SAT) Pier 6 Volleyball Courts6AM - 11PM Playgroundssunrise-sunset

© Julienne Schaer

How To Get Here

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Parking is limited, so we encourage you to take public transportation. And lucky for you, there are plenty of transportation options.

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Subway

2
3

Clark Street

A
C

High Street or Jay St- MetroTech

4
5

Borough Hall

F

York Street

Bus

B25
B61
B63
B67

B25 (at Fulton Ferry Landing), B61 (at Atlantic Avenue and Hicks Street), B63 (on the loop road near Pier 6 in the park), or B67 (at Jay Street and York Street)

CitiBike

Nearby CitiBike stations: Atlantic Ave & Furman St (Pier 6); Brooklyn Bridge Park – Pier 2; Old Fulton St (Pier 1); Water St & Main St (Main Street)

NYC Ferry

East River route to Dumbo/Fulton Ferry; or South Brooklyn Route to Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 6/Atlantic Avenue or DUMBO/Fulton Ferry.

Ride the enchanting Janes Carousel, a meticulously restored vintage masterpiece. Nestled by the waterfront, it offers nostalgic charm and scenic views.

Take a ride through history!

Take the kids or go for a ride yourself on Jane’s Carousel, the beautiful, antique carousel. Built in 1922 by the Philadelphia Toboggan Company, Jane’s Carousel was lovingly restored and donated to Brooklyn Bridge Park by Jane and David Walentas. Jane’s Carousel opened to the public on September 16, 2011 after decades of refurbishment.

Located in the Empire Fulton Ferry section in the DUMBO area of Brooklyn Bridge Park, the Carousel is housed in a gorgeous glass pavilion beneath the Brooklyn Bridge.

Jane’s Carousel is a classic antique carousel offering rides on 48 carved horses and two chariots. The Philadelphia Toboggan Company created the Carousel in 1922 and it was installed in Idora Park in Youngstown, Ohio, a then prosperous steel city. Now Jane’s Carousel, it was originally called the Idora Park Merry-Go-Round.

Jane and David Walentas purchased the Carousel in full at auction in 1984 and it was in poor condition. Jane Walentas led its restoration from her studio in DUMBO and required carpentry repairs and hand-scraping of layers of paint. The scraping revealed the original 1922 colors and elegant wood carvings. Through research and color matching paint, as well as the re-adornment of missing embellishments, Jane restored the horses and the entire carousel to its original beauty.

The Walentas’ commissioned the creation of a glass pavilion to house the Carousel so that it could operate year-round. The elegant transparent cube, featuring retractable doors, showcases the historic carousel and makes the most of its spectacular setting on a bluff overlooking the East River, the skyline of Lower Manhattan, and the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges. Jean Nouvel Ateliers, an internationally renowned designer and architect, designed the carousel pavilion.

To learn more about tickets, hours of operation, and birthday parties at the Carousel, please visit the Jane’s Carousel website.

View of Jane's Carousel from pathway underneath a glass roof.

© Julienne Schaer

Jane’s Carousel © Julienne Schaer
Children and adults on horses on Jane's Carousel at sunset.

© Julienne Schaer

48 carved horses were restored.
Horses on Jane's Carousel at sunset.

© Julienne Schaer

Jane’s Carousel
View of Jane's Carousel at Empire Fulton Ferry on a sunny day. The Brooklyn Bridge is seen in the background.

© Etienne Frossard

Jane’s Carousel is housed in a glass pavilion
Jane's Carousel written on the sidewalk with the carousel in the background on a sunny day.
Jane’s Carousel at Empire Fulton Ferry section
Woman sitting on carousel horse on Jane's Carousel.

© Etienne Frossard

Jane’s Carousel

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Jane’s Carousel is housed in an all-weather pavilion designed by Jean Nouvel.

The building at 99 Plymouth Street, now home to the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy’s Environmental Education Center, public restrooms, and a community space, was formally a NYC Department of Environmental Protection building

Seating at parts of the Empire Fulton Ferry landscape around “Jane’s Carousel” is constructed of 3,200 cubic yards of granite salvaged from the reconstruction of the Willis Avenue Bridge.

Adjacent to the Pier 4 beach are the remnants of a railroad float transfer bridge. Goods transferred at the Lackawanna Terminal in New Jersey landed here to be delivered across Long Island.

Construction of the park began in January 2009.

Emily Roebling Plaza is 20,000 square feet

In 1814, Robert Fulton, inventor of the world’s first successful steamboat, established a steam-powered ferry to cross the East River. The ferry launched from the edge of Fulton Street.

Granite Prospect is a dramatic set of steps built from over 300 pieces (approximately 2000 linear feet) of granite stones salvaged from the Roosevelt Island Bridge reconstruction.

More than 13,000 timber piles support the piers in the Park.

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