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A Quarter Century at an Urban Carousel

Lucio Schiavone has spent 26 years with the gilded menagerie at this Brooklyn merry-go-round.
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On The Job is a series of conversations with the people who keep neighborhoods running.

Lucio Schiavone whistles and hums the organ’s tune as he slips between wooden horses. The wispy-haired Schivaone, who grew up in a small town near Naples, has tended to the Prospect Park Carousel’s carved menagerie for 26 years.