Flood Protection Installed Around Brooklyn Bridge Park Carousel

Brooklyn Bridge Park installed a flood protection system around Jane’s Carousel on the Dumbo waterfront at 10 am this morning. During Hurricane Sandy, the 90-year-old carousel was submerged in water but survived with only minimal water damage. Owners Jane and David Walentas (founder of Two Trees), who bought the carousel at auction in 1984 and restored it to its original condition, donated the new flood protection system, which is called an AquaFence. The portable flood barrier, visible above ringing the carousel near ground level, can be folded flat and stored nearby when it’s not needed, so it won’t cover the carousel’s beautiful facade on regular, sunny days.

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