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Jane’s Carousel

Take a nostalgic journey on this beautifully restored antique carousel enclosed within a sleek glass pavilion overlooking the Brooklyn Bridge.

Jane’s Carousel is a landmark attraction in Brooklyn Bridge Park. Bring the kids for a ride or climb aboard and experience a whirlwind trip to yesteryear. The antique carousel was built in 1922 by the Philadelphia Toboggan Company and recently restored. Through the generosity of Jane and David Walentas, the carousel made its way to the waterfront of the East River in Brooklyn and opened to the public in 2011.

As you approach Jane’s Carousel, note the cube-shaped glass pavilion that encloses the ride. Award-winning French architect Jean Nouvel designed the jewel-box-themed structure for the carousel’s reopening in Brooklyn. Behind the glass, see the expertly restored carved wooden carousel slowly spinning around. Step into the sleek glass structure and watch the 48 magnificently painted ponies traversing around the ride.

Pick your favorite horse and climb on for a whirl around the carousel. Choose a ride from jumping horses, standing horses and chariots. Children and the young at heart will love the nostalgic sights and sounds of the old-fashioned ride. Watch magnificent views of the East River, the Brooklyn Bridge and the Manhattan Bridge go by as you spin around.

Note that the 1920s carousel was originally built by John Zalar and Frank Carretta for Idora Park in Youngstown, Ohio. After the closure of that park in 1984, the vintage carousel went up for auction and was purchased by Jane and David Walentas. It was painstakingly restored over the next two decades and donated to Brooklyn Bridge Park upon completion.

Jane’s Carousel is located in the Empire Fulton Ferry section of Brooklyn Bridge Park in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Dumbo. Reach the area easily via subway, bus, ferry or car. Visit the carousel from Thursday to Sunday during winter or ride any day except Tuesday during summer. Pay the admission fee to ride the carousel; it is waived for children aged 3 or under riding with a paying adult. Discounts are available if you purchase 12 or more tickets.

Popular Activities at Jane’s Carousel

Ensure you have plenty of time at Jane’s Carousel. Below are some of the top things to do:

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Have a look at our Brooklyn things to do page to find even more activities while you're here.


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1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge $279
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1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge

1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge

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    4.6 of 5
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    Beautiful property with a fun snd exciting location! Exceptionally well trained staff answered our every need!

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      4.7 of 5
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      We loved the boutique hotel convenience and location. Two minutes to check in. 😃

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      Canal Loft Hotel

      Canal Loft Hotel

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        3.6 of 5
        2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

        The shared room are terrible, but the siblings room are good enough

        Club Quarters Hotel, Wall Street $118
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        Club Quarters Hotel, Wall Street

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        52 William St, New York, NY
           
          4.2 of 5
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          The facility was as advertised. Loved the huge TV, cleanliness. One needs ear plugs at night to sleep if you’re on the lower floors, due to noise from the street. The hotel is right next to a subway station so easy access to transport. I’d go there again when next in NYC.

          AC Hotel by Marriott New York Downtown $134
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          AC Hotel by Marriott New York Downtown

          AC Hotel by Marriott New York Downtown

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            4.5 of 5
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              Located in Dumbo, this apartment building is within 2 mi (3 km) of Brooklyn Bridge Park, Brooklyn Bridge, and New York Stock Exchange. Federal Reserve Bank of New York and Battery Park are also within 2 mi (3 km). York St. Station is 6 minutes by foot and High St. Station is 10 minutes.

              Beautiful 2BR Apt, Sleeps 6!
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                Located in Dumbo, this apartment building is within 2 mi (3 km) of Brooklyn Bridge Park, Brooklyn Bridge, and New York Stock Exchange. Federal Reserve Bank of New York and Battery Park are also within 2 mi (3 km). York St. Station is 6 minutes by foot and High St. Station is 10 minutes.

                PUBLIC, an Ian Schrager hotel $195
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                PUBLIC, an Ian Schrager hotel

                PUBLIC, an Ian Schrager hotel

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                  4.3 of 5
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                  The place is great, the stuff was so helpful, especially Christopher :) will definitely be back & will always recommend!