Saturday, June 28, 2008

IKEA Ahoy!

With all of my favorite design blogs talking about the new IKEA in Brooklyn, you can bet I was going to check it out. Not because it has anything that's different from the IKEA in Elizabeth, or the IKEA in Paramus, or the IKEA on Mars.

It's how you get to this IKEA that sets it apart. In addition to being accessible by car and bus, there's a free water ferry that takes you from Wall Street to the dock right in front of the store. The restaurant has a beautiful view of New York Harbor and the Statue of Liberty.

I don't know how popular this is going to be once the weather gets cold and the novelty wears off, But on a day so hot that you can walk down the street and look as if you've taken a shower with all of your clothes on, it was a welcome relief and good cheap fun.

PS--All IKEAs also smell exactly alike: Freshly varnished fiberboard. Except for the restaurant part, which smells like Swedish meatballs.

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