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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Open Thread Weekend

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Daniela Gioseffi, Brooklyn Heights Resident and Award Winning Author, to Speak at First Unitarian Sunday

The Eagle reports that Heights resident and National Book Award winner Daniela Gioseffi will speak on climate justice in a homily titled “Green World Rising” this Sunday, July 24 at the 11:00 a.m. service at the McKinney Chapel of First Unitarian Church, on Pierrepont Street between Monroe Place and Clinton. The many talented Ms. Gioseffi, […]

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Target Presents Kids’ Event at Brooklyn Bridge Park Sunday

This Sunday, July 24 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Target will hold an event at Pier 6, the pier nearest to the Atlantic Avenue entrance to Brooklyn Bridge Park, to introduce Cat & Jack, their new line of children’s and infants’ clothing. According to the Observer kids can play on the “larger than life […]

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Full BQE Closure in Wee Hours this Sunday and Next

Further to our earlier post concerning repair and resurfacing work on the Brooklyn Queens Expressway from July 19 to 30, we’ve now been advised by the Brooklyn Heights Association that the BQE between the Atlantic Avenue and Tillary Street exits will be closed in both directions from 1:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m. this Sunday, July […]

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Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Vicinity

For the 4/5 and A/C lines this is a reprise of last weekend. From 11:45 p.m. Friday, July 22 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, July 25 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 […]

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Bargemusic This Weekend

This Friday evening, July 22 at 8:00 Bargemusic will present works by Brahms, Grieg, and Dvorak performed by Mark Peskanov on violin, Evan Drachman (photo) on cello, and Doris Stevenson on piano. On Saturday evening, July 22 at 8:00 and on Sunday afternoon, July 23 at 4:00, a trio consisting of Mark Peskanov on violin, […]

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Open Thread Wednesday

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Video of 65 Year Old Man Assaulted on Joralemon Street July 6

(To see video, click on “Read full story” and follow the link. Also see update for an interview with the victim.) Several news media have obtained a surveillance video of a 65 year old man receiving a “sucker punch” as he walked along Joralemon Street on the evening of July 6. The victim’s eyeglasses were […]

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“Bridge Grooves” at Brooklyn Bridge Park this Wednesday and Next

This Wednesday evening, July 20, and the following, July 27, starting at 7:00 on the Harbor View Lawn at Pier 1, Brooklyn Bridge Park, the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy, and Brooklyn Bodega will present “Bridge Grooves”, two free concerts featuring “some of New York’s most exciting musicians”. This Wednesday’s event features the PitchBlak Brass Band […]

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At Brooklyn Historical Society This Week

Tomorrow (Monday, July 18) evening at 6:30 the Brooklyn Historical Society will present a screening of the Academy Award nominated documentary Food, Inc., with an introduction by and post-screening discussion led by Saara Nafici, Executive Director of Added Value Farms. This event is in conjunction with BHS’s current exhibit Hidden in Plain Sight: Portraits of […]

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