Best place not to put an Ikea (2008)

RED HOOK WATERFRONT

There are a dwindling number of spots along the city's waterfront that truly, and gloriously, recall the days when Brooklyn was a bustling shipping port. But plans to tear down a block of century-old warehouses along the RED HOOK WATERFRONT to build an Ikea—with its jarring blue facade, multi-acre parking lot, and daily carloads of hipsters and families—threatens to transform the neighborhood into another bland suburban shopping center.