The Lane Train

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It’s Almost Here…

Posted by thelanetrain on June 16, 2008

Hipsters, Yuppies, Urbanites, and Eurotrash unite! The new Ikea Brooklyn is almost here!!! Set in the gritty-yet-getting-more-gentrified neighborhood of Red Hook (Wikipedia even gives the store its own section. How nice!), Brooklynites and New Yorkers alike will no doubt flock to the Swedish emporium en masse come its grand opening on June 18. The store will sell the same inexpensive, trendy Scandinavian inpsired furniture with really funny sounding names, set against the backdrop of New York Harbor (meaning you can eat gravlax and lingonberry jam while inhaling the fresh maritime stench surrounding you). And you can even get there via the free shuttle running to two major subway stops!

New York Magazine is even seeing how the new one will stack up compared to the current NYC-area stronghold in Elizabeth, and some folks are even camping out, forgoing essentials like toilet paper and social lives, so that they can be the first to buy a beddinge, or a grankula, or…whatever.



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