Week in Review: Restaurants, Chains and Arrests

The top headlines from the week that was.

Elise Kornack and Anna Hieronimus own Take Root. (Courtesy Photo)
Elise Kornack and Anna Hieronimus own Take Root. (Courtesy Photo)

Armed Man Arrested After Firing at Officers in Red Hook

A man was arrested Thursday evening in Red Hook after firing at officers on Columbia Street, police said.

After receiving information about a man armed with a gun, plain clothes officers from Police Service Area 1 investigated inside 458 Columbia Street. According to police, officers Jovanny Calderone and Dorian Thompson found Calvin Randall, 25, of Harlem, exiting the building within the Red Hook Houses and identified themselves after watching him adjust his waistband.

Long-Awaited Lakeside Center to Open Before Christmas

It's been a long time in the making, but the highly anticipated Lakeside Center -- officially named Samuel J. and Ethel LeFrak Center at Lakeside -- will open before Christmas.

The 26-acre, $74 million restoration and redesign of an underutilized section of Prospect Park will feature a year-round facility that includes two rinks for ice skating, roller skating and water play for each season. It will also offer a café, event space and restrooms year-round. 

Brooklyn Piling On Chain Stores Faster Than Anyone

 It's getting harder to shop local every day in Brooklyn, according to a new report on the Center for an Urban Future. 

The report, picked up today by Brokelyn, among others, showed that growth of chain stores is happening faster in Brooklyn than any other part of the city. There are nearly 3 percent more chain stores in Brooklyn this year than there were last year, the most growth of any borough.

Man Wanted for Police Impersonation, Robbery in Boerum Hill

Police are searching for a man who impersonated a police officer and robbed a woman in Boerum Hill on Nov. 15.

According to police, a man said he was a police officer and forcibly took a purse from a woman inside of 185 Nevins St. at 1 a.m.  

Take Root Growing in Cobble Hill

Once a part-time yoga studio that held occasional tastings and brunch, Take Root in Cobble Hill has listened to its patrons and is focusing solely on dinner due to the popularity of the tastings.

The small restaurant at 187 Sackett Street will no longer offer yoga classes that once took place in the back, or Sunday brunch. Dinner will be offered Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 8 p.m, and now the former yoga space will be used for dining.  


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