Grant will make Greenway carousel a real jewel

The Tiffany & Co. Foundation announced today it's giving a $1.5 million grant to the Greenway Conservancy to build a permanent carousel between Faneuil Hall Marketplace and Christopher Columbus Park:

The Tiffany & Co. Foundation Grove at Carousel Park is destined to be a major attraction for locals and visitors. Plans for Carousel Park include a signature grove of trees, a robust garden perimeter, and comfortable park furnishings.

The new carousel will feature Boston-specific characters: Grasshoppers, lobsters, cods, butterflies, foxes, skunks, sea turtles, sea lions and falcons, based on drawings by Boston school children, as well as an enclosure for winter use.

Construction is slated to begin next week, with an opening planned for September.

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    How do you know what

    How do you know what generation the poster is? Or is everyone alive now part of the "entitlement" generation.

    And may I suggest memory foam benches? That way they would work for everyone's specific ass. Genius.

    Re-Characters

    Characters are animals you'd find in the Boston area, so it's actually a atlantic harbor seal, lobster, grasshopper, 3 types of butterflies, a barn owl, fox, Cod (state fish of Massachusetts) etc.

    "Carousel Park"

    What a joke. I don't care if they pave it with diamonds, they can never make the greenway look like anything other than what it is. A soulless median strip surrounded on both sides by traffic. Calling something a "park" does not a park make.

    Cods?

    There are no 'cods'. There are only 'cod'. Right? Oh, so "based on drawings by Boston school children" must mean cods with lasers coming out of their eyes and butterflies with giant claws.
    Looking forward to it.