NYC Highlight: Jane’s Carousel

The Jane’s carousel is a historic carousel made by the Philadelphia Toboggan Company in 1922 that was recently opened to the public after years of restoration. It’s the first carousel to be placed on the National Register of Historic Places. The carousel is also housed in a glass pavilion designed by Pritzker Prize winning French architect Jean Nouvel. The last time we saw Jane’s Carousel was in a building next to Jacque Torres a few years ago when it was still in restoration process; its new home – between the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges – is much more fitting.  We were excited to ride the carousel as a nice way to wrap up our wedding trip, but what an experience it was to ride the carousel on our wedding night – it made our wedding day go from beautiful to downright magical. And one of the gals who works here who let us ride for free on our wedding day is a bride-to-be who will definitely not be here on her wedding day. Best of luck and well wishes to her. Just $2 will let you feel like a kid again. I can’t imagine there’s a carousel with better views.

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