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Christmas Eve Morning Walk Photos, With Tugboats

Yesterday was a good day for a walk, so I did a circuit around the northern part of Brooklyn Heights, including a side trip into Brooklyn Bridge Park and DUMBO, where I did a little last minute Christmas shopping. The photo above–more photos and text follow–is of a wreath on the red door at 33 […]

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Sandy Help For Jane’s Carousel Via Bake Sale Sunday, November 11

One of the most shared photos of Superstorm Sandy’s wrath in Brooklyn last week was of Jane’s Carousel in DUMBO surrounded by flood waters. We learned on Tuesday that its lovingly restored horses, benches and woodwork made it through the storm with little or no damage. However, Jane Walentas noted, “the basement that houses all […]

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Jane’s Carousel: Horses Are Fine, Basement Electronics Not So Much

This just in from Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Facebook page about Jane’s Carousel, which was photographed last night surrounded by water (photo: Jen Carlson/Gothamist): This just in from Jane Walentas: The horses are fine! The wooden Carousel & horses as well as the building, are all fine. Unfortunately, the basement that houses all the electronics was […]

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BBP Pool To Open Soon; Benepe Leaving Parks Department

The “temporary” swimming pool (we understand it will be around for five years) located just inland of Pier 2 in Brooklyn Bridge Park (see photo, taken from Promenade) is, according to Brownstoner, likely to open even sooner than a projected June 28 date. Stay tuned.

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Last Minute Weekend Reminders

Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Spring Fling will be held tomorrow (Saturday, March 31) from 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., in the vicinity of Jane’s Carousel. Admission is free; there will be lots of activities for kids and parents, live band performances, and the Brooklyn Bridge Park Bunny. On Sunday, April 1, starting at 2:00 p.m., Colm […]

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Jane’s Carousel Earns Kudos From Travel & Leisure’s Design Awards

The March 2012 issue of “Travel and Leisure” magazine, which features its 2012 Design Awards, includes Brooklyn’s own Jane’s Carousel Pavilion, winning kudos for Best Public Space. The wondrously recreated carousel in the DUMBO section of Brooklyn Bridge Park was designed and meticulously restored by Jane Walentas

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Karl and his Cam are Back

Mr. J. returns with video from some weekend events and locales: the Danish Christmas Fair; the Brooklyn Women’s Exchange, where he watched potter Drew Montgomery at work; the perhaps suddenly chic Cranberry’s; the now-padlocked Tobacco Warehouse; Brooklyn Bridge Park and Jane’s Carousel. He finishes with an extended, annotated clip from Sweet November, a 1968 movie […]

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Youngstown Ohio Group Visits Jane’s Carousel or Wonder If They Paid the Two Bucks to Ride

It’s $2 to ride the pretty merry-go-round known as Jane’s Carousel in its new home in Brooklyn Bridge Park. The amusement ride, famously restored by Jane Walentas and encased in a brightly lit glass building, is originally from Youngstown, Ohio. Today, a group of residents from that humble town visited the antique ponies encased in […]

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DUMBO Arts Festival This Weekend

The DUMBO Arts Festival returns this weekend, with plenty of treats for eye, ear, and mind, and perhaps even for your backside if you choose to perch on one of the rocks upholstered by Elizabeth Demaray, an artist and Rutgers professor with a background in cognitive psychology and neuroscience, shown here working on a project […]

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Karl’s Love Letter to Jane’s Carousel

Mr. J. covers the opening ceremony and the first rides, and gets some great shots from inside the pavilion, both of the carousel horses and of the Brooklyn Bridge as seen, in a funhouse mirror effect, through the slightly irregular glass. Video after the jump.

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