Lately I’ve been eating my way around Brooklyn, and spending long afternoons in Prospect Park, but New York’s other great pastime – shopping! - can’t be beat along Atlantic Avenue in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn.
Boerum Hill is a tiny brownstone neighborhood just south of Brooklyn Heights (and probably best known as the former home of Heath Ledger and Michelle Williams). Its main thoroughfare, Atlantic Avenue, has become a chic main street to the tony adjacent ‘hoods with its new Barney’s Co-op, Jonathan Adler, Steve Alan and, more importantly, tons of cool, locally owned boutiques. Here are a few shops with great design (and – I couldn’t resist – a place to stop for a bite).