Ikea Mania Roundup
June 17th, 2008

TheSwedish big-box store Ikea opens its newestlocationin Red Hook, Brooklyn on Wednesday – and all of the hoopla in the city and in the press has Business Week asking: Is it an IKEA opening or a rock concert?

The New York Times looks at how the 34,600 square foot store will alter the neighborhood.

The Daily News offers a Q and A with the store manager.

Newsday interviewsNew Yorkerswho have camped out for days hoping to get a free sofa.

The New York Sun’s architecture critic blasts the store for being nothing more than a “decorated shed.”

The Brooklyn Paper reports thatIkea has hired 17 New York City police officers to handle traffic on opening day.

The message board on the Brownstoner blog offers a host of eulogies for the pre-Ikea Red Hook.

And New York Magazine provides a simple comparison of New Jersey and Brooklynlocations (including access by public transportation and delivery fees).

By on June 17, 2008, 7:59 am
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One Response to “Ikea Mania Roundup”

  1. Gersh Kuntzman Says:
    June 17th, 2008 at 12:06 pm

    The Brooklyn Paper also uploaded new videos created by its Ikea Bureau. Check them out at http://www.brooklynpaper.com/sections/media/podcast/

    Gersh Kuntzman
    Brooklyn Paper Ikea Bureau Chief

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