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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Subway Service Alerts; Brooklyn Heights and Vicinity

Post-Sandy repair work on the A/C tunnel continues this weekend, so the diversion of A and C trains to the F line between Jay Street-Metro Tech and West 4th Street, meaning no service in either direction at High Street from 11:45 p.m. Friday, March 24 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, March 27. Repair work on the […]

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Bargemusic This Weekend

On Friday evening, March 24, at 8:00, Bargemusic presents violinist Giora Schmidt and pianist Victor Santiago Asuncion playing works by Beethoven, Castelnuovo-Tedesco, and Respighi. On Saturday evening, March 25, at 8:00 the Dorian Wind Quintet will perform works by Arturo Marquez, Amanda Harberg, Bruce Adolphe, Lalo Schifrin, Billy Childs, and Karl Kramer. On Sunday afternoon, […]

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Now We Know What’s Replacing Housing Works

Just what we all wanted and needed: another real estate office. The words above “Halstead” in the large window are “The new home of”… Share this Story: Tweet

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Update: Sanitation Town Hall Postponed

We’ve just been advised by City Council Member Stephen Levin (photo) that, because of a scheduling conflict, the Sanitation Town Hall meeting, originally scheduled for this evening, has been postponed until Thursday evening, April 13 from 6:00 to 8:00, at St. Francis College auditorium, 180 Remsen Street. According to Council Member Levin: The Department of […]

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Open Thread Wednesday

What’s on your mind? Comment away! Share this Story: Tweet

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View of Brooklyn Bridge from Promenade Blighted Again

As if the Pierhouse’s blotting out of the full view of the arc of the Brooklyn Bridge, which had been visible (apart from two small interruptions caused by rooftop equipment) from the southern portion of the Promenade when the National Cold Storage Warehouse buildings were there (see here), wasn’t enough, a high rise building in […]

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Pier Six Lawsuit Hearing Postponed Again

We’ve just received word from the Brooklyn Heights Association that the hearing on the BHA’s lawsuit to enjoin construction of two high rise residential buildings on the uplands of Pier Six in Brooklyn Bridge Park has been postponed for a second time. The hearing was originally scheduled for March 7, then postponed to tomorrow (Wednesday, […]

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Sanitation Town Hall at St. Francis Tomorrow Evening

Update: the Town Hall has been postponed to April 13 (see above). The Brooklyn Heights Association has advised us that there will be a Sanitation Department Town Hall Meeting tomorrow evening, Wednesday, March 22, starting at 6:00 p.m. at St. Francis College, 180 Remsen Street. Let the Department of Sanitation know your issues with litter […]

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Brooklyn Bridge Park Presents Artist Priscila De Carvahlo at 99 Plymouth Street Saturday Afternoon

This Saturday afternoon, March 18, from 1:00 to 2:00, the Brazilian born artist Priscila De Carvalho (photo; from Maria Brito) will give an artist talk in conjunction with her exhibition Before Now, at 99 Plymouth Street, in DUMBO. Admission is free, but spots are limited and available on a first-come, first served basis. Share this […]

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Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Vicinity

This weekend, from 11:45 p.m. Friday, March 17 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, March 20, there will be no service in either direction at High Street, as once again A and C trains are being diverted to the F line between Jay Street-Metro Tech and West 4th Street. To get to or from Manhattan below West […]

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