Hook, Line and Sinker
Thursday, May 01, 2008
Ikea is opening its large new store in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Red Hook. We discuss the anticipated impact, as well as other community issues in one of New York City's fastest-changing 'hoods, with three guests: Robert Guskind, editor of the Gowanus Lounge blog; Lynette Wiley, co-owner of the performance space Jalopy; and Ian Marvey, co-founded of Added Value, a community organization in Red Hook.
Then, we check in with councilmember Bill de Blasio, who is sponsoring an event to discuss the future of the Gowanus Canal area and his outlook for post-industrial Brooklyn.