Friday, May 16, 2008

"Ikea or Bus" - Transpo to Ikea Made Easy

No lie, I get an e-mail just yesterday, from the Transportation Dept. (they dig the blog) asking would I please post up info to inform folks on how convenient they're making it for you to commute, back and forth to the newest Ikea branch. Opening next month (June 18th) in Red Hook. Now if only the MTA did things this way for just weekend service (lol). As you'll read, it's one, VERY detailed, and two, that they're working REALLY hard to make things less of a headache for you. This is not the whole e-mail, but you'll hopeful find the information useful.

Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Bus – The routes of both the MTA B61 and B77 bus lines have been extended to stop in front of IKEA Brooklyn. Customers can consult regular bus schedules for designated times. Bus stop locations at IKEA will be marked with signs.

IKEA Shuttle from Subway Stations – IKEA will operate a free shuttle every 15 minutes from subway stations at 4th Avenue/9th Street and Smith/9th Street for visitors riding the F, G, M, or R trains. A similar service on a different route will be offered to visitors taking the 2, 3, 4, 5, M, N or R trains to Court Street/Borough Hall. All routes will have signage, indicating a stop for the shuttle to IKEA Brooklyn, and will run every day from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Water Taxi from Pier 11 – IKEA has contracted with New York Water Taxi to provide free water taxi service from lower Manhattan’s Pier 11 across the East River to IKEA Brooklyn. This service is available every 40 minutes, seven days a week, from 10:00 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.

A Choice of Delivery Options – IKEA Brooklyn will offer same-day or next-day courier service (for smaller items) and home delivery (for larger items) options so customers can transport their purchases to their home. There also will be Enterprise rent-a-van service available on-site, as well as Zip Cars and approximately 1,400 parking spaces.

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