3. Jane’s Carousel May Have Never Been at Brooklyn Bridge Park

Before it was placed in Brooklyn Bridge Park, Jane’s Carousel, the beautiful wooden carousel featuring 48 carved horse and two chariots, was originally installed in Idora Park in Youngstown, Ohio. Created by the Philadelphia Toboggan Company (P.T.C.) in 1922, the carousel was purchased at an auction by Jane and David Walentas on October 21, 1984. David, who was the developer of the Empire Fulton Ferry State Park at the time, wanted to include a carousel in his Master Plan. Their successful bid for entire ride prevented it from being sold piece by piece.