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Since I have the day off from work, I took the opportunity to ride my bike over to Brooklyn this morning. And since I had the time on my hands I rode around sort of exploring places I hadn’t been in a while. At one point I ended up amongst the expansive iron and brick warehouses of blue collar Red Hook. I really love all of those old buildings and decided they would make for an enjoyable FF.
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One of those buildings holds Etsy’s new satellite office/workspace.
Great shots. Love the Ford with the flag.
And if you spin around real quick you can take a great shot of the big blue eye sore, IKEA! Best part of Red Hook is Steve’s Key Lime Pies. best in the world!
Sam you are right â€” that Ikea is toxic looking and the worst part is that is just the beginning of massive big box retailers that will be moving in. There is a large site of land that is owned by Thor Equities adjacent to Ikea that I am sure will soon emanate the orange glow of Home Depot or a Costco or something. While it is sad to see the beautiful and decrepit warehouses go, it is good to see at least some kind of investment in the area. I’m sure there are a lot of people that live in Section 8 housing over there that could use a job at Ikea.
Red Hook was the most pleasant surprise on my last trip to New York – the corn we had at the soccer fields still haunts my dreams.
I was just in Ikea on Sunday. It’s a great store. I did notice the Thor Equities property as well. It happens, I guess. At least Ikea made something of the piers. It looks nice, and they seem to be employing everyone from that area. I think it will be a very positive boost to the area.
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