Friday, September 21, 2007

Introducing the Ikea building

Perhaps it's because my mind is on the weekend, but...
I couldn't help but notice that the mini-Citicorp building currently under construction in LIC kind of resembles the back of an Ikea dresser right now (especially after the cheap piece o'crap inevitably falls apart and you have to tape it back up).
My imagination even turned those light poles along the street into those funky tools they put in the box for assembly.

Thank goodness it's Friday.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

I guess this is what happens when you crush a community and destroy its voice.

Let this be a lesson for all of us.

This is exhibit A as to why we need Queens Crap.

verdi said...

Gag.....too early in the morning.....
I just threw up my second cup!

Get the mop....honey.

who walk in brooklyn said...

oh, but Ikea is environmentally friendly! just ask out Green Mayor (not Mark Green, does anybobdy remember him?) i hope that was an organic, hemp-based tape you used QC-- Dan Doctoroff will be weeping if it wasn't.

from Red Hook to LIC, we're, uh...

in this shit together.

wwib

Anonymous said...

I never had any furniture from Ikea fall apart!! You must have done something wrong assembling it.

And by the way, who TAPES their furniture back together??

Queens Crapper said...

The back of Ikea dressers are made of hard cardboad. So you can't do much more than tape it back together.

Anonymous said...

The ugliest new development I have seen. Let's hope it's as cheap as their furniture which falls apart, and it's granted violations. We can pray that it will be taken down sooner or later. Thanks for ruining LIC, Ikea. Way to go!!

Queens Crapper said...

This building is not being erected by or for Ikea, lest you be tricked into thinking that. I just thought it resembled their furniture.

who walk in brooklyn said...

QC-- it's not just the dressers, it's the bookshelves too & friends have had chairs fall apart, etc. While I've heard of a few things of better quality-- or that have designs that are done with a little concern for longevity-- almost everyone I know with Ikea Krap realized it was a false economy: 1001 garbage nights on the sidewalk filled with that junk can't be wrong.

"Clever" names however, & they load up in cars flat, woo woo.

wwib

Anonymous said...

wwib, some chairs can break when fat americans sit in them!! ;-)

qc, how do you break the back of a dresser? And if you do, you just go back to ikea and purchase the piece you need again!! duh!!

Queens Crapper said...

If you've never owned one, you won't understand.

Anonymous said...

Aside from a tiny one block historic district
(Queens' first)
this is what the whole area is zoned for.

Get used to it! You've been screwed!

Boss Tweed lives!

verdi said...

Shit comes in a variety of outstanding tones.

In this case it's momentarily yellow!