About Claude Scales

Heights resident since 1983. Lawyer, with strong interests in history, philosophy, literature, music, architecture, astronomy, paleontology, ships and the sea, railroads, baseball, food and wine. Married, with one child.

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Town Hall Meeting On Brooklyn Bridge Park Issues Wednesday Evening

This Wednesday evening, May 4, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church, Clinton and Montague streets (enter from Clinton) there will be a Town Hall Meeting to discuss “three contentious development issues within Brooklyn Bridge Park”: 1) the obstruction of the views of the Brooklyn Bridge by Pierhouse, 2) […]

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Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Vicinity

Because of “Fix and Fortify” post-Sandy repair work, once again, from 11:45 p.m. tonight (Friday, April 29) to 5:00 a.m. Monday, May 2, there will be no service in either direction at the 4/5 platforms at Borough Hall, as 4 trains will terminate and originate at Bowling Green in Manhattan, and 5 trains do not […]

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National Book Award Winner Andrew Solomon To Speak At Brooklyn Historical Society

This coming Wednesday evening, May 4 at 6:30, Andrew Solomon, winner of the 2001 National Book Award for Nonfiction for The Noonday Demon, will be at the Brooklyn Historical Society, where you may join him as he muses on his latest work, a collection of essays about places in dramatic transition, titled Far and Away, […]

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Nantucket Lightship Arrives At Brooklyn Bridge Park

If you went onto the Promenade today, you likely noticed the lightship Nantucket, which formerly warned mariners away from the shoals south of Nantucket Island, docked at the northwest corner of Pier 5, Brooklyn Bridge Park. She’s just inside the new marina, scheduled to open soon. We’re advised Nantucket will remain at BBP “through the […]

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Bargemusic This Weekend

This Friday evening, April 29, at 8:00 Bargemusic will present violinist Joanna Kurkowicz (photo) and pianist Doris Stevenson will perform works by Mozart, Ravel, Bach, and Previn. On Saturday evening, April 30 at 8:00, pianist Claire Huangci will play works by Scarlatti, Chopin, and Brahms. May Day afternoon at 4:00 brings a mix of French […]

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Open Thread Wednesday

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Farewell Garden Of Eden, Hello Fresh Start

A few days ago I heard reports that the interior layout of the Garden Of Eden store, on Montague between Clinton and Court, had been changed, with the fresh meat, poultry, and fish offerings reduced greatly in size, replaced by much more extensive offerings of ready-made meals. Then a neighbor pointed out the awning, proclaiming […]

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Restaurant To Open At One Brooklyn Bridge Park

Word comes to us via the Commercial Observer that a new restaurant will be opening at One Brooklyn Bridge Park, a.k.a. 360 Furman Street. The 5,000 square foot eatery will occupy the northwest corner of the building (photo), facing the soon to open marina between Piers Five and Three of Brooklyn Bridge Park. Indeed, the […]

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Some Highlights Of The Brooklyn Folk Festival

Your correspondent attended many of the performances that made up the Eighth Annual Brooklyn Folk Festival, held at St. Ann and the Holy Trinity Church Friday evening, April 8 through Sunday evening, April 10, presented by Down Home Radio Show and Jalopy Music Theatre. (There are videos and more photos after the jump.) This was […]

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Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Vicinity

A and C trains will be running normally to and from High Street and Jay Street-MetroTech this weekend, but once again, from 11:45 p.m. Friday, April 22 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, April 25 there will be no service in either direction at the 4/5 platforms at Borough Hall, as 4 trains will terminate and originate […]

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