The history of Jane's Carousel brings together art, architecture, urban planning and real estate. Alex Wallach from Brooklyn Bridge Park tells its story amidst photographs.
Learn the history of the site from the park's designers and planners , the process that led to its creation and the features of the landscape and the innovative sustainable elements that make this truly a green park.
On a recent Sunday afternoon, we grabbed grub at Lassen & Hennings, a great delicatessen in Brooklyn Heights and headed to Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 1 where we would spend the next seven hours. I remember this area of the Brooklyn waterfront from old movies. It was always used for a sketchy exchange, involving a mobster or cop who needed a location where nobody else would be. Not anymore!