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City Launches Shuttle For Greenpoint's Stranded East River Ferry Commuters

Greenpoint is officially back on the map, sort of. A shuttle is now available to transport commuters left with severely crippled transit options after the gangway of the India Street East River Ferry terminal collapsed last Wednesday, discontinuing service to the stop "indefinitely." [ more › ]

Adventures in Marketing: Here's a Mock Catalog Ad for Ikea's Massive London Suburb

Photo illustration via Smithsonian With the 27-acre London micro-community of Strand East underway, plus another development planned for Hamburg, Germany, is Ikea now in the business of franchising cities? Thank the Smithsonian blog Design Decoded for raising this slightly terrifying...

Ikea Wire: Recently NPR's Wait Wait... Don't Tell...

Recently NPR's Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! aired a retrospective "from the Ikea desk, which naturally we had to assemble ourselves." Strand East, the Swedish retailer's 27-acre London suburb, "will come with 40,000 pages of wordless assembly instructions" and "an...

Globe Trotting: Here's a Look at Strand East, Ikea's 27-Acre London Suburb

Rendering via Architizer In October Ikea announced its plans to build a 27-acre suburb near Olympic Park in London, and recently renderings of Strand East, as it's called, have been released. The community, which is designed to hold 6,000 people,...

Welcome to IKEAville

Swedish furniture giant IKEA has begun work on a 26-acre self-contained neighborhood in Stratford, East London - just in time for the 2012 Olympics. The town will be called Strand East and will contain 1,200 new homes, 480,000 square feet of office space, and a 350 bedroom hotel. Show More Summary

Strand East, An Entire London Neighborhood by IKEA

2 years agoOdd : Laughing Squid

Inter IKEA Systems, one of the corporate parents of IKEA, is creating a 27 acre planned neighborhood in East London that will be called Strand East. The neighborhood will be designed and owned by IKEA, with the 1,200 homes and apartments housing up to 6,000 tenants. Inter IKEA Systems insists there will not be an [...]

Globe Trotting: In October, Swedish furnishings giant Ikea...

In October, Swedish furnishings giant Ikea announced that it would build a 26-acre suburb, of sorts, next to the Olympic Park in London. A crop of new renderings of reveal details about Strand East: 1,200 housing units, condo and office...

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