PIX TODAY: Idora merry-go-round survives Sandy


The first social media reports of the morning indicate that Jane's Carousel, which is the old Idora carousel, survived the storm.

A photo from the first sunlight today shows lights on the facility.

Here's a 5-photo collection just posted on a NYC community site.

Nothing official is on the Jane's web site or its Facebook page.

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The Vindy has been following all night reports of the fate of the old Idora Park merry-go-round.

It's fate is challenged as it sits right along the East River in Brooklyn Bridge Park.

Here are some of the links and info we've found:

Here is a Vimeo video posted yesterday before the impact.

Before it started to get windy, I took the dogs on a really long walk. The pre-storm light was gray and beautiful, and I took a bunch of photos—I guess because I’m worried DUMBO might not look like this tomorrow. I spent a long time watching Jane’s Carousel go around and around inside its glass box, hoping that storm surges won’t rise above the platform it sits on.

Here's a dramatic photo of water surrounding a still-lit merry-go-round.

Here's the web site for the merry-go-round, which is now named Jane's Carousel.

Latest photo here @ 9:35 p.m.

Here is a recent Vindy article about the transition of the merry-go-round into a Brooklyn landmark.

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