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

From 9:45 PM Friday, August 17 to 5:00 AM Monday, August 20 Brooklyn bound F trains are being diverted to the E line between Roosevelt Avenue in Queens and Canal Street in Manhattan, and to the A/C line between between Canal Street and Jay Street-MetroTech, so there will be no service from Manhattan to York […]

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Bargemusic This Weekend

The weekend begins Friday evening, August 17 at 8:00, when pianist Asiya Korepanova (photo) plays works by J.S. Bach, Brahms, Poulenc, and Beethoven. On Saturday evening, August 18 at 6:00 and again at 8:00, the St. Petersburg Piano Quartet will play the same two works, one by Beethoven and one by Schubert. On Sunday afternoon, […]

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Open Thread Wednesday

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Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Vicinity

This will be a “green light” weekend, as there are no planned service changes that directly affect service at any local stations. Indeed, there will be extra service from Manhattan and into Brooklyn at Court Street, as Brooklyn bound N trains will be running on the R line from 6:00 AM Saturday, August 11 to […]

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Bargemusic this Weekend

Ths Friday evening, August 10 at 7:00, pianist Olga Vinokur (photo) will present a recital, “Art of Etude,” featuring works by many prominent nineteenth and twentieth century and contemporary composers. On Saturday evening, August 11, at 6:00, Ms. Vinokur will return to play works by Beethoven, Liszt, Scriabin, Rachmaninoff, and Leo Smit/Bernstein. On Sunday afternoon, […]

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BHB Stalwart Andrew Porter Sounds Off About Helicopter Noise

Last week the New York Times asked for comments on noise complaints. Loyal BHB reader and commenter Andrew Porter had this response, which the Times approved: The noisiest things here in Brooklyn Heights are the helicopters, whether NYPD one hovering over accidents on the BQE, Brooklyn Bridge or other trouble spots, or the ones passing […]

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Is a Bistricer/Chetrit Feud Behind Lack of Progress on the Bossert?

In early July the Eagle reported, in a story we linked to here, that one of the hotel’s owners, either David Bistricer or Joseph Chetrit, had said that “a major announcement” about the hotel would be made soon. It was presumed that this would be of a firm opening date for the hotel, which has […]

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Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Vicinity

From 9:45 PM Friday, August 3 to 5:00 AM Monday, August 6 Brooklyn bound F trains are being diverted to the A/C line between 50th Street in Manhattan and Jay Street-MetroTech, so there will be no service from Manhattan to York Street in DUMBO, nor from the LES stops on the F. To get from […]

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Bargemusic this Weekend

Bargemusic’s weekend begins Friday evening, August 3 at 8:00 when pianist Soyeon Kate Lee (photo) plays works by Chopin, Scarlatti, Janacek, Villa-Lobos, and Granados. On Saturday evening, August 4 at 6:00 and again at 8:00, violinist Mark Peskanov and pianist Olga Vinokur will play works by Beethoven and Schubert. On Sunday afternoon, August 5 at […]

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