Brooklyn Heights–Downtown

Saturday, Sept. 8, 2007

Building an appetite

A new International House of Pancakes restaurant is being slapped down on Livingston Street near Bond Street in Downtown. IHOP, as its fans know it, is popular nationwide for late-night service and cheap eats — but for now, we’ll skip the “Rooty Tooty Fresh ’N’ Fruity” breakfast in favor of the Lumberjack Breakfast at the nearby Carroll Gardens Classic Diner on Smith Street. The only other Brooklyn location for the California-based chain is on Ralph Avenue in distant Flatbush. Comment

Down on Duffield

Downtown plan: Duffield Street homeowner Joy Chatel believes that if someone would just give her a chance to meet with Mayor Bloomberg, she could get him to abandon a longstanding plan to raze her home — which many historians believe was a stop on the Underground Railroad — to make way for a new park and an underground garage. Comment

Pineapple turns sour

Pineapple turns sour

This summer has been no fruit smoothie for businesses along Pineapple Walk, thanks to the enormous blue scaffolding that transformed the once sunny pedestrian shopping strip into a forbidding, gloomy cave. Comment

Ricky’s opens! Where’s the porn?

Heights Lowdown: Our columnist hits the back room at Ricky’s and finds that she doesn’t even blush. Comments (1)

Late-night heist

Crime: A mugging in the heart of DUMBO — plus all the other crime news from Brooklyn Heights, Downtown and DUMBO’s 84th Precinct. Comment

Fight to save historic DUMBO

DUMBO goes to the mat to protect cobblestones. Comment

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