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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Flyover of Historic and Contemporary Military Planes Tomorrow

This in from Notify NYC: Tomorrow [Thursday], August 27, 2015 at approximately 10:30AM there will be a flyover involving four military aircrafts [sic] near the Statue of Liberty and Freedom Tower in Lower Manhattan. The event will consist of a B-25, P-51 [photo], F-16, and F-22. The planes will converge in New York Harbor and […]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions, and Some Stuff the Week After: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

On Saturday evening, August 29 at 8:00 and Sunday afternoon, August 30 at 4:00 Bargemusic will present works by Haydn, Mozart, and Dvořák performed by Mark Peskanov on violin, Vladimir Mendelssohn on viola, Edward Arron on cello, and Jeewon Park on piano. Looking ahead to the following week, on Wednesday, September 2 there will be […]

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Brooklyn Historical Society Presents “Nerd Nite Speed Dating” Evening of Thursday, September 24

On Thursday evening, September 24, the Brooklyn Historical Society will present “Nerd Nite Speed Dating” (would any true nerd spell night “nite”?), followed by two presentations on local history. Doors open at 7:00 for check-in. Speed dating starts at 7:30 and ends at 9:00, when the floor is given first to Manhattan Borough Historian Michael […]

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Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Vicinity

Once again, because of the need to repair damage caused by Hurricane Sandy to the tunnels used by A and C trains between Brooklyn and Manhattan, from 11:45 p.m. Friday, August 21 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, August 24 both Brooklyn and Manhattan bound A and C trains will be diverted to the F line between […]

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Open Thread Wednesday

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BHA Urges Emails Opposing Pier 6 Housing

In an email, the Brooklyn Heights Association has asked Brooklyn Heights residents to send emails to Rose-Marie Mahase at Empire State Development Corporation, brooklynbridgepark@esd.ny.gov, urging disapproval of the proposed modifications to Brooklyn Bridge Park’s General Project Plan affecting two high rise residential buildings proposed to be built near Pier 6. Such emails must be sent […]

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Coming Up at Brooklyn Bridge Park This Week

On Wednesday evening, August 26, from 6:00 to 8:00 there will be a happy hour at Fornino’s on Pier 6, near the foot of Atlantic Avenue. More details here. Admission is free, but you must RSVP here by tomorrow, Monday, August 24. Also on Wednesday evening is the next Wednesday Night Tour, which begins at […]

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August 31 Deadline for Comments on Pier 6 Towers

The Empire State Development Corporation is considering modifications to Brooklyn Bridge Park’s General Project Plan concerning the two high rise residential structures proposed to be built at the park entrance near the foot of Pier 6 and near the foot of Atlantic Avenue. The modifications would, among other things, slightly reduce the height of the […]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

Bargemusic has a full weekend of concerts, including music by classical, romantic, impressionist, and modern composers. On Friday evening, August 21 at 8:00, pianist Wayne Weng (photo) will play works by Ravel, Schubert, Medtner, Messiaen, and Liszt. On Saturday evening, August 22 at 8:00, pianists Michael Brown and Adam Golka will play works by Dvorak, […]

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Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Vicinity

This week’s alerts are virtually a duplicate of last week’s. Because of repairs of damage caused by Hurricane Sandy to the tunnels used by A and C trains between Brooklyn and Manhattan, from 11:45 p.m. Friday, August 21 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, August 24 both Brooklyn and Manhattan bound A and C trains will be […]

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