Most Fulton Ferry residents know that the Empire-Fulton Ferry State Park is closed and undergoing renovations, but some residents are unaware of what is exactly being done. A generous $3.45 million donation provided by Jane and David Walentas will fund the relocation of the restored Jane’s Carousel into the park.
There was much debate over moving Jane’s Carousel to Empire-Fulton Ferry, but that seemed to have overshadowed the other proposed park improvements. Additional developments include new landscaping, park benches, lighting fixtures and storm water drainage system.
According to Brooklyn Bridge Park, Empire-Fulton Ferry will reopen sometime in spring 2011. The park is also now integrated into Brooklyn Bridge Park.
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“David Walentas,” Cityfile
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