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Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Ikea is open!

Red Hook: It’s Wednesday, June 18, 2008 — and that can mean only one thing: Ikea’s big-box store in Red Hook is open for business. The entire Brooklyn Paper’s Ikea Bureau convened for full team coverage live from Beard Street. With video … Comment

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Ikea’s big lineup, Part II

Red Hook: It’s Day 2 of Ikea’s free couch giveaway and the three dozen people on line have settled in. Ikea Bureau Chief Gersh Kuntzman and Senior Ikea Bureau reporter Mike McLaughlin bring you the story live from Beard Street in Red Hook on June 17, 2008. With video … Comment

Monday, June 16, 2008

Ikea’s big lineup

Red Hook: Ikea won't open until Wednesday, June 18, but people started lining up on Monday. The first 35 people on line will get a couch — and The Brooklyn Paper's Ikea Bureau brings you all the action. With video … Comments (5)

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Saturday, June 14, 2008

Dreaming of Wal-Mart

Editorial: On the eve of Ikea’s grand opening in Red Hook, our editorial board restates its support for a Wal-Mart in Downtown Brooklyn. Comments (21)

Ikea hires 17 cops to handle Red Hook traffic

Red Hook: Ikea is so concerned about traffic after its June 18 opening that it will pay the NYPD to deploy 17 uniformed cops to keep cars flowing through the summer, The Brooklyn Paper has learned. With video … Comments (2)

H&M coming to Fulton Mall

Downtown: Swedish cheap-chic clothing store H&M will come to Fulton Mall by next spring — and could be one of the first tenants in a giant new glass-walled mall at Bridge Street. Comments (1)

Another new hotel set for Gowanus

Gowanus: Sure, you see a vacant lot in this picture of 611 DeGraw St., between Third and Fourth avenues — but a developer sees yet another hotel in the so-called Gowanus Canal Hotel District. Comments (1)

For sale: Fourth Avenue’s old churches

Bay Ridge: Bay Ridge’s so-called “Faith Avenue” is losing its religion — yes, another church is considering selling to a developer. Comments (6)

‘Fisching’ for love

Park Slope: Prolific architect Karl Fischer discovered a good way to win praise for a new design — make it good-looking and put it on an avenue lined by less-attractive buildings. Comments (1)

Two Trees chopped down

Williamsburg: The city hacked away at a developer’s plan to build a hotel near the Williamsburg waterfront on Wednesday, rejecting a proposal for an eight-story inn on North 11th Street. Comment

What’s in store

Red Hook: Red Hook might not be the textbook definition of “the great outdoors,” but on Monday, June 16, expect to see people descending upon the neighborhood with camping gear to wait out the opening of the new IKEA. Comments (2)

A High Stakes loss near Yards

Atlantic Yards: Has Bruce Ratner’s failure to build Atlantic Yards claimed its first victim? High Stakes Cheese Steaks has closed. Comments (4)

Pouring it on: Smith Street developer seems likely to get all seven stories

Rezoning: The city is aiming to limit the size of new buildings on many blocks in Carroll Gardens, but it doesn’t look like the new zoning will be approved in time to force developer Billy Stein to reduce the scale of his controversial Smith Street project. Comments (1)

Nets still tanking

Atlantic Yards: The New Jersey Nets are losing even more money — adding yet another wrinkle in the team’s plans to relocate to Brooklyn. Comment

Want to build Brooklyn Bridge Park? Scale it back!

Letters: The mailbag is filled with letters about Brooklyn Bridge Park, Bob Dylan’s upcoming concert, horse injuries in Prospect Park and Wal-Mart coming to New York. Comments (2)

Cast party

Theater: The Theater for a New Audience won’t move to its Frank Gehry–designed Fort Greene headquarters for quite a while, but that won’t stop the group from throwing a party in the neighborhood on Wednesday. Comment