And now, the latest from Racked, covering shopping and retail from the sidewalks up.
1) Red Hook: Will the huge Ikea get a friend? The 180,000 square foot lot next to it is being marketed to a "wholesale/retail, Lowes-type of place. It’s perfectly situated. Anyone going to IKEA will have to pass by this property."
2) Long Island City: Bad news for LIC dwellers who want to shop for food. The Amish Market won't be opening until May. A tipster writes, "Add to this the continued dissatisfaction tenants are showing with the amenities in LIC, and Rockrose have an uphill struggle on their hands."
3) UES: There will be more space soon at Dylan's Candy Bar for more kids and adults to fall into excellent sugar comas. An expansion is underway.
4) Soho: The Wreck Center is open and making the scene through February.