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On Friday, team Racked and team Curbed had the privilege of touring the Red Hook Ikea site. Here, reports and photos from the scene.
The sky on Friday was dark and cloudy, but the doom and gloom failed to pervade the interior of the massive Ikea going up in Red Hook. By anyone's account, the store, New York City's first and the company's 35th in the US, is a monster. When it opens this summer, there will be more than 300,000-square-feet of Swedish furniture to shop. The store will be reachable by car, foot, shuttle bus, regular B61 bus service, and by ferry. Racked and Curbed spent a good two hours on Friday touring the building and surrounding properties, and all day today, we'll be bringing you the bright blue and yellow goodness. So strap in. First, let's take a little (virtual) walk around the grounds.
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