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Ikea in Red Hook: It's the Railroad Scam All Over Again

The accompanying graphic should give you an idea of where the New York Press's Christopher Ketcham stands on Ikea's plan to lay waste to the Red Hook dry dock. He writes,

What's at stake is not merely the collective memory that lives in the old brick of the city, but the kind of economic order that New Yorkers wish to build. The easy thing to do is topple the old buildings and fill up the seventy-story length of dry dock with the detritus of the brick and brownfield poisons?Ikea's plan?and pave it over and then permanently mark with white paint the outlines of where the dock once sat, like a chalking at a murder scene.And you thought parking lot lines were just there to keep order.
· IKEA vs. Red Hook [NY Press via Brownstoner]
· Dock Comes Up Dry in Red Hook [Curbed]