This afternoon many city and community dignitaries, and some invited guests, including your correspondent and other press representatives, attended an opening ceremony for Jane’s Carousel. The video above shows the first spin of the antique merry-go-round in its new location, in Brooklyn Bridge Park. Riding the lead horse, and wearing a blue suit, is City Parks and Recreation Commissioner Adrian Benepe. Several horses behind him, standing next to a horse carrying a boy, is Assemblywoman Joan Millman. Following her is Borough President Marty Markowitz, and later Jane Walentas, riding as her husband David stands next to her. The Carousel will be open to the public tomorrow, September 16. It is located near the foot of Dock Street, behind the Tobacco Warehouse and the Empire Stores.
Update: I didn’t know it at the time, but the bald man in black sitting on one of the carousel benches is the architect Jean Nouvel, designer of the pavilion that encloses the Carousel.