The civilized way to go to IKEA
For those of us carless Manhattanites, there is a ferry that takes you from Pier 11 on Wall Street to the Brooklyn IKEA.
The trip takes about 20 minutes. It feels like a mini vacation. I sat on the outside deck on my way to Brooklyn and in the air-conditioned cabin on my way home. That was about as much sum as I can take in a day.
The ferry is free on the weekends and free with an IKEA purchase of $10 on weekdays. A much nicer way to travel than the bus.