Friday night signalled the opening of of this year's DUMBO Art Under the Bridge Festival . We began it with the opening of Jane's Carousel on Water Street. Dating back to 1922, Jane Walentas purchased the carousel in 1984 and has had it painstakingly restored and brought it up to an amazing condition.
Although I have seen the carousel spinning slowly and quietly within the old and stuningly beautiful old Smack Mellon site, this was the first time I have ever seen anyone ride it. The effect of such a huge, beautiful carousel spinning in such a magnificent building, with old merry-go-round music playing is quite stunning. It made even me hop on it for a spin.
Jane's Carousel is located at 65 Water Street, yes, right near Jacques Torres.