While we continue reeling from Ikea's ongoing destruction of the historic Red Hook waterfront, a Curbed reader offers some much-needed perspective:
I'm assuming that if that block is being torn down, then the fenced-off lot down the way with the graffiti warning sex-seekers to beware of the women in the neighborhood is going too. How dare IKEA pave over valid public health warnings in the name of low-cost and fashionable furniture! We can only hope that Stockholm expands social welfare to Red Hook in exchange for replacing Civil War-era buildings with asphalt and giant yellow and blue locater signage.While we meditate on that, Forgotten NY offers pics of the threatened streetscapes.
· The Transoms of Red Hook [Forgotten NY]