Red Hook Cranes Get a Paint Job
Anyone that's been down Beard Street in the last week or so has probably noticed that the base of one of the old shipyard cranes on the Ikea site has been covered with black netting. The cranes are getting a paint job. The color in this photo is silver or gray. We don't know if that's primer and the cranes will be returned to the blue color they've been or if Ikea plans to do them in yellow and blue, which would be a very, very unfortunate color scheme for these Red Hook landmarks. At this point, they are the only remaining structures on a huge stretch of the waterfront. We will know the color scheme soon enough, although it may take some time to find out if they will be flying Ikea flags from the top.