Spokesman Jamie Van Bramer e-mailed The Real Estate with this statement from Ikea’s Joseph Roth.
“IKEA’s Brooklyn store underwent an extensive and thorough review under the City’s ULURP process and our plans received virtually unanimous approval at every step. The project that received final approval was developed over the course of more than two years Read More
The alternative plan.
The Municipal Art Society, in concert with the Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance, the Save the Graving Dock Committee, the Roebling Chapter of the Society for Industrial Archeology and PortSide, opened its exhibit last night at the Urban Center, Big Box on the Basin.
The impetus for the exhibit is Ikea’s development of Read More
We’re trying out a semi-regular feature here on The Real Estate this week: illustrated, aimless walking tours of neighborhoods we are personally interested in; plus a little digging after-the-fact to put the pictures in a bit of context.
This week’s balmy weather found us in Red Hook, which ended up Read More
In the comments section of Curbed is a letter from Joseph Roth, of Ikea, disputing the Brooklyn Paper‘s assertion that the store’s products’ names will be embedded throughout the esplanade. Instead, according to Mr. Roth’s letter, it will only be in the small area of the ferry plaza, and will not be there to Read More
Curbed‘s got the goodies on Red Hook today. It’s got a report from the Brooklyn Papers about the Scandinavian company’s embedding of its company name on the esplanade railing–so that people can find the building (uh, it’s the GIGANTIC BLUE BOX right behind you!). Also, the soon-to-opened Fairway down the street from the Read More
A parking lot and a box on the waterfront.
According to the Brooklyn Eagle (pdf), Swedish superstore-star Ikea is gaining steam in its quest to transform the Brooklyn waterfront into a big blue box.
The cheap-yet-cute furniture chain received approval last Friday from the Army Corps of Engineers to develop its store Read More
The New York Times has a dense article today about Red Hook and the competing interests at play there. On the one side, there’s Greg O’Connell, the ex-cop and scourge of crooked politicians who is a proponent of the area’s industrial use and is renovating an old warehouse right on the waterfront Read More
Over at the McSweeney’s mag, they’re shilling a new, quarterly DVD compendium of short films, titled — most bewilderingly — Wholphin.
Ordinarily, this would not concern the Politicker. But issue No. 1 includes the “lost” 13-minute Al Gore documentary by Spike Jonze, the director who brought us everything from Being John Malkovitch Read More
Behind a door in an apartment building in the West 70’s lives a man who has been anonymously pleasuring women—sexually, that is—over the past year. They know him only as Doctor M.
By day, this unassuming 41-year-old self-described “regular Jewish guy” is no doctor at all, but a writer for a media company. He is Read More
There comes a time in every New Yorker’s life when she realizes that she simply can’t keep up-and I’m not talking about with the Joneses, or the latest in beachwear or celebrity hotspots, or even the eternally exhausting rat race. Nope, it’s the dust bunnies that truly get me down. They’re an insidious breed, these Read More