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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“Dresden Fireworks” by Repast Baroque Ensemble this Friday

This Friday evening, March 2 at 8:00 the Repast Baroque Ensemble returns to the McKinney Chapel of the First Unitarian Church, 116 Pierrepont Street (between Monroe Place and Clinton), to perform a concert of “Dresden Fireworks.” On the program are works by WF Bach, Fasch, Veracini, Vivaldi (image; shown holding an 18th century predecessor to […]

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Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Vicinity

This weekend, from 11:45 PM Friday, February 23 to 5:00 AM Monday, February 26, we have the usual, until some time this summer, cancellation of 2 or 3 train service in either direction (meaning no service at Clark Street or on the 2/3 platforms at Borough Hall). As usual, during the absence of 2/3 service, […]

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Open Thread Wednesday

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Court Gives Go-Ahead to Pier Six Towers

Curbed reports that New York Supreme Court Justice Carmen Victoria St. George on Friday issued a ruling dismissing a lawsuit filed by the Brooklyn Heights Association in July of 2016 against the Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation and two developers, seeeking to prevent the construction of two high rise residential towers on the uplands of Brooklyn […]

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Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Vicinity

This long Presidents’ Day weekend will be no holiday for subway repair and maintenance crews. From 11:45 PM Friday, February 16 to 5:00 AM Tuesday, February 20, we have the usual, until some time this summer, cancellation of 2 or 3 train service in either direction (meaning no service at Clark Street or on the […]

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Update on Design/Build for BQE: Meeting Tomorrow Evening

As an update to our post below, reader Chris Bastian has alerted us to a meeting of the Brooklyn Heights Association’s Transportation Committee on Thursday evening, February 15, starting at 7:00, at 38 Sidney Place. The purpose of the meeting is to prepare comments for the BQE Repair Scoping Meeting on Feb 27, and to […]

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What’s Holding Up Approval Of Design/Build For The BQE?

Last June we noted here that a procedure called “design/build”, in which the same contractors bid on both the design and construction aspects of a project, could greatly shorten the time necessary to do the vital reconstruction and repair work on the cantilevered portion of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, beneath Brooklyn Heights and the Promenade. In […]

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Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Vicinity

Once again, I’m calling this a “green light” weekend because, apart from the late Friday, Februry 9 to Monday morning, February 12 cancellation of 2 or 3 train service in either direction (meaning no service at Clark Street or on the 2/3 platforms at Borough Hall), which will be a fact of life every weekend […]

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BHS Presents “Free Love” This Friday Evening, February 9

This Friday evening, February 9, from 5:00 to 9:00, the Brooklyn Historical Society will present “Free Love”, a Free Friday event that gives you an opportunity to warm up for Valentine’s Day. The evening will get going with keyboardist Natti Vogel doing “anthems to singledom and trysts without strings attached.” Afterward, there will be talks […]

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