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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My Report of Taperia’s Demise Was Greatly Exaggerated

Your correspondent walked by this afternoon, and the place was doing business. What can I say, other than I’m delighted? My regrets to the owners, though their earlier apparent closing wasn’t accompanied by the usual “we’re doing renovations; be back soon” sort of sign. Now Montague Street has one less vacant restaurant space. Share this […]

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Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Vicinity

If we’re to believe the MTA, this will be the last weekend (late Friday evening, June 15 to early Monday morning, June 18) that post-Sandy repair work closes the tunnels connecting the 2 and 3 lines between Brooklyn and Manhattan, meaning there is no service in either direction at Clark Street or at the 2/3 […]

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Bargemusic This Weekend

Pianist Jerome Lowenthal (photo) begins Bargemusic’s weekend at 8:00 Friday evening, June 15 with “Four Faces of ‘F’” (not to worry; that’s the musical key) featuring works by Mozart, Schubert, Chopin, Brahms, Liszt, Bartok, Sinding, and Debussy. On Saturday evening, June 16 at 8:00, and again on Sunday afternoon, June 17 at 4:00, the Semplice […]

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Open Thread Wednesday

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Free Outdoor Performances of Theater 2020’s As U Like It in Cadman Plaza Park This Weekend

This coming Saturday and Sunday evenings, June 16 and 17, starting at 6:00 PM, Theater 2020, Brooklyn Heights’ own professional stage company, will present As U Like It, a modern adaptation of Shakespeare’s classic comedy, with original music by Jason Wynn, at Cadman Plaza Park. Your correspondent saw the show on Saturday, and can attest […]

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Metropolitan Opera Recital at Brooklyn Bridge Park Wednesday Evening

The Metropolitan Opera’s Summer Recital Series returns to Brooklyn Bridge Park, Harbor View Lawn, Pier 1 this Wednesday evening, June 13, from 7:00 to 9:00. This year’s recitals feature soprano Latonia Moore, tenor Mario Chang, and baritone Joshua Hopkins (photo, by Simon Pauly). It’s free. There’s more information here. Share this Story: Tweet

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Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Vicinity

This coming weekend the absence of 2/3 service in either direction at Clark Street and at the 2/3 platforms at Borough Hall, which the MTA now tells us will end on Saturday, June 23, is the only planned service change directly affecting stations in or near Brooklyn Heights. The following work week (Monday, June 11 […]

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Bargemusic This Weekend

This Friday evening, June 8 at 8:00 Bargemusic’s weekend begins with a performance of works by Schumann and Beethoven by pianist Martin Helmchen. On Saturday evening, June 9 at 8:00 there will be a tribute to the composer Charles Wuorinen (photo, with his cat Lepton, by Nina Roberts) on the occasion of his eightieth birthday, […]

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“Sing for Hope” Pianos Return

The much loved “Sing for Hope” pianos are back. They are at many locations throughout Brooklyn and the City, including two in Brooklyn Bridge Park: one on the esplanade of Pier One in front of the Granite Prospect, and one on Pier Six. They will be here through Sunday, June 24. Go tickle those ivories! […]

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