Lifestyle Ikea Brooklyn by the numbers: Meatballs sold, how many miles you'll walk and more By Melissa Kravitz firstname.lastname@example.org Updated January 14, 2016 6:03 AM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email The only NYC store that's more accessible by boat than public transit, a trip to Red Hook's IKEA is mandatory for all new New Yorkers. With busiest checkout lines between 2-3 p.m. and 8-9 p.m. on weekdays and 5-6 p.m. on weekends, you'll want to plan your visit accordingly. "Have you ever been to an Ikea? Do you know what we're walking into?" Liz Lemon famously asked on an episode of TV's "30 Rock." So you know what you're walking into, before you redecorate, crunch a few of these numbers that give IKEA Brooklyn its reputation. 1,687,130: Meatballs sold last year Photo Credit: dennisandluba via Flickr This does not include the veggie or chicken meatballs, just the original Swedish type. 265,381 hot dogs were also sold in-store in 2015. 66,671: Home deliveries every year Photo Credit: NBC via Youtube.com Takeout? Groceries? Furniture? New Yorkers are all about home delivery -- especially if they're in a walk-up. You can also pay IKEA professionals to assemble your delivered goods, which is probably a good idea if "pivoting" isn't your thing. 1.75 miles: Average distance customers walk in IKEA Photo Credit: Getty Images Skip the gym if you're hitting IKEA: The average IKEA Brooklyn customer walks about 1.75 miles in the building, according to a store spokesperson. Most employees walk about 2 miles or more on an average day at work. 3,552: Water Taxi visits here per year Photo Credit: Michael Newman via Flickr During the summer, IKEA Brooklyn gets 12 water taxis per day; that number decreases to eight per weekday during the winter. The IKEA Express runs from Pier 11 on Wall Street to the IKEA dock in Red Hook. The 20-minute ride is free on weekends and $5 on weekdays, though the fare can be deducted from your IKEA purchase. It's the cheapest way to see the Statue of Liberty up close! 80,000: Square feet of solar panels Photo Credit: IKEA IKEA also plans to begin selling residential solar panels in 2016. 343,084: Blue bags sold last year Photo Credit: IKEA 343,084 plastic IKEA FRAKTA blue bags are ideal for laundry hauls across the city. ... They retail for 99 cents. 40: Room settings inside IKEA Photo Credit: joo0ey via Flickr There are also three full homes inside. 117,000: BUMERANG hangers last year Photo Credit: IKEA There's a lot to hang in those small NYC closets. 21,000: BILLY bookcases sold in 2015 Photo Credit: IKEA You know that bookcase everybody has? Well, it's popular. 1,000: parking spaces Photo Credit: julesantonio via Flickr If you rent a car to visit IKEA for the day, at least there's somewhere to put it. 1.3 million: Visitors last year Photo Credit: urban_lisa via Flickr New Yorkers love their IKEA, which opened in 2008. 50: Percent of business that happens on the weekends Photo Credit: Ali Goldstein/NBC Take a day off, go to IKEA on a weekday. You're welcome. By Melissa Kravitz email@example.com Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.