Friday, October 29, 2010;
If You Go
Want to take a spur-of-the-moment trip to Brooklyn's Atlantic Avenue? Here's what you need to know for the weekend of Nov. 12-14 (we'll skip the New York Marathon):Getting There
American Airlines and Delta offer nonstop flights from BWI Marshall to New York's JFK Airport starting at $212 round trip. Amtrak to New York's Penn Station starts at $98 round trip. Take the A Express subway from the airport or the train station to Hoyt-Schermerhorn Streets and exit onto Bond Street.Where to Stay
85 Smith St.
Features eco-friendly cork flooring and organic bedding. Rooms start at $279.
331 State St.
Tastefully furnished apartments on a brownstone-filled Brooklyn block. A fourth-floor studio sleeping four is $262.50.Where to Eat
409 Atlantic Ave.
Classic French bistro fare. Dinner entrees start at $13.95.
156 Atlantic Ave.
A Lebanese fixture offering shish kebabs, lamb couscous and meatless dishes. Dinner entrees start at $10.75Where to Shop
Barneys New York Co-op
194 Atlantic Ave.
The avenue's newest showstopper.
389 Atlantic Ave.
The palette is primarily black, white and gray, with the occasional surprise splash of color.
347 Atlantic Ave.
Distinctive prints and handcrafted embellishments from the Brooklyn-based designer.
384 Atlantic Ave.
Thayer Coggin couches, modern artwork and sculptural lighting from owner-designer Rico Espinet's own collection.
187 Atlantic Ave.
Shop this Middle Eastern bazaar for dried fruits, prepared foods and more.
All lodging and flight info valid as of press time Thursday.