Carousel provides a trip back in time in Brooklyn

October 3, 2011 2:58:32 PM PDT
It was made in 1922 the heyday of the American carousel and it wasn't easy to get this carousel to look like it did back then.

"I spent a year and did research and i got into it and into it and more into it," Jane Walentas said.

Twenty-three years into it, Walentas had finally finished the restoration, getting the paint, the finish, the stenciling perfect.

It took another four years until the carousel could be moved to its new home in DUMBO, housed in a structure designed by Jean Nouvel.

It's called Jane's Carousel, because Jane gave it as a gift to the city - a gift valued at more than 10 million dollars. It's a gift to the people, and for two dollars, it's a ride filled with nostalgia.

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