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And while you eat at Ikea Brooklyn, ask yourself, what happened? This used to be an okay place to shop. Yeah, it’s Ikea, and you know what you’re getting, but the store was a mess yesterday evening. Escalators didn’t work, merchandise was strewn around, or was battered or broken, displays were bare. Then there was the final insult: more than half an hour’s wait to pay for your crap! Ikea doesn’t know about the 10 or fewer concept, either! Or having a clean, non-smelly shuttle bus between the store and the subway! Oh, I could go on. And on, and on…

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At Ikea Brooklyn, when you go up the escalator to the shopping floors, this is what greets you. In the past, couches were here, but people kept sitting on them, inserting themselves in the display. I’m sure guards have shooed away people who were sitting on the bed.

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This isn’t some version of Lord of the Flies; it’s school buses about to leave the summer parking lot. Thursday is the first day of public school in New York City. Sorry, kids! Go do your summer homework packet and pretend like you’ve been working on it since the end of June.

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The cruise ship backed out of the dock then had to back up some more so it could go forward and out to sea. As cruise ships go, it’s not very big, though it dwarfs everything in sight. In the distance there’s a two-masted sailboat; we’ve got small, medium, and large boats represented here.

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