Directions to IKEA and the Red Hook Section of Brooklyn by CarDriving? Once in Red Hook, there are occasional signs pointing to IKEA Plaza. But it can be a slightly confusing part of town.
IKEA and Red Hook are very close to Wall Street, just on the Brooklyn side of the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel. And the area is also within two miles or less of Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill, Gowanus, Park Slope, and parts of Sunset Park.
- 1. By Car from the east: Coming from the BQE (I-278), exit at Hamilton Avenue. Go straight to Van Brunt.
- By Car from Manhattan via the Brooklyn Bridge to IKEA: Take the first left onto Court Street. Continue down Court Street, cross under the overhead highway at the end of Court Street. Turn right on Bay Street, and left on Columbia Street (which becomes Halleck Street) to Beard Street, where IKEA is located.
2. By Car from Manhattan via the Manhattan Bridge: Exit onto Jay Street, and bear right onto Sands Street. Merge onto I-278 W via the ramp to Bklyn- Qns Expy/Verrazano Bridge; take the Hamilton Avenue exit (#26)onto Hamilton Ave. You will be heading toward Battery Tunnel/Manhattan for about a half mile.
From Hamilton Avenue to IKEA: turn right onto W 9th Street, and left onto Columbia(which becomes Halleck Street) to Beard Street, where IKEA is located.
From Hamilton Avenue to Van Brunt Street:Make a u-turn on Hamilton and drive NW to Van Brunt.
And, for general information: A Visitors Guide to Brooklyn, NY