Moving on to, ahem, sunnier pastures, The New York Times Critical Shopper visited the Brooklyn outpost of perennially technicolor-happy designer Jonathan Adler. Despite being a smidge down-and-dirty around the edges, a number of independent boutiques including Sir and Legacy, as well as (hello, Cintra!) a Steven Alan location and oodles of restos from Vietnamese sammy's to New Orleans soul food, have brought Atlantic Avenue into its own.
Openings: Jonathan Adler Brooklyn
Updated at 3:45 PM EDT on Thursday, Aug 27, 2009