The people running Jane’s Carousel certainly have a lot to be happy about. They managed to survive Sandy, despite the storm’s best efforts, and the repairs on the merry-go-round weren’t so expensive that they couldn’t quickly re-open. And now, because it’s the time of year for love and they love us, they’re hooking everyone up with a two-for-one riding deal, all month long. (more…)
With all of the devastation being wrought by Hurricane Sandy, it’s good to be able to share some good news. Despite a dramatic picture showing Jane’s Carousel underwater, it looks like things will be alright. Via the Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Facebook page comes the following update on the state of its historic carousel:
The wooden Carousel & horses as well as the building, are all fine. Unfortunately, however, The basement that houses all the electronics was totally flooded- 5ft. of water. As soon as we can pump it out we ‘ll assess the damage. We’re optimistic that the Carousel will be fine, but it will probably take some time to get it fully restored to happily prancing again.
Just a couple of years ago, Matt Gross had the best job in the known universe. The New York Times sent him to pinch pennies the world over as its Frugal Traveler columnist. (OK, second best job after the “Really Expensive Traveler” gig.) Now he’s cashed in his drachmas for diaper duty, and lives in Boerum Hill with his wife Jean and daughter Sasha, blogging at DadWagon and hosting fatherhood-themed readings once a month at Pacific Standard. There’s one tomorrow night, where you can find out what literary breeders get up to while their wives are up to no good. But first, some cheapskate tips from the dudes of DadWagon: (more…)