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 Nearby

This weekend, Friday evening, January 24 to early Monday morning, January 27 will be a “green light” weekend at local stations, as there are no planned (as always we stress PLANNED) service changes directly affecting service locally. The following work week, Monday evening, January 27 to Friday morning, January 31, each night from about 9:30 […]

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Open Thread Wednesday

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Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

The only planned service change negatively affecting service at local stations this weekend is that, just like last weekend and the weekend before, from Friday, January 17 at about 9:30 PM to Monday morning, January 20 at about 5:00 AM, there will be no 4 or 5 train service in either direction between Brooklyn and […]

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New Restaurant, Cloverhill, Opens on Columbia Place

Your correspondent took a stroll through Willowtown yesterday, and got this photo of Cloverhill, the new restaurant that has recently opened at 20 Columbia Place, the space previously occupied by Iris Cafe. I examined the two menus in the window, which were limited to breakfast, lunch and brunch. I went in the door, and was […]

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Will the BQE Panel Defer to Another Panel?

The issue of repairing the cantilevered stretch of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway below the Brooklyn Heights Promenade and Brooklyn Heights is one that those in authority have, for some years, as the saying goes, “kicked down the road.”  Any solution was bound to raise problems, whether for drivers and truckers who use the BQE, Brooklyn Heights […]

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Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

The holidays are over, and the subways are crowded again. Just like last weekend, this coming weekend, from Friday, January 10 at about 9:30 PM to Monday morning, January 13 at about 5:00 AM, there will be no 4 or 5 train service in either direction between Brooklyn and Manhattan, as 4 trains will terminate […]

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Repast Baroque Ensemble Returns with Birth of Pop Music Next Wednesday

The Repast Baroque Ensemble – in photo above, clockwise from top right: Amelia Roosevelt, violin; Sarah Stone, viola da gamba and cello; Gabe Shuford, harpsichord; and Stephanie Corwin, bassoon – return to McKinney Chapel, First Unitarian Church, 116 Pierrepont Street, next Wednesday evening, January 15, starting at 7:30 p.m. Their concert will be: A musical […]

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“No Hate – No Fear” March and Demonstration Draws 20,000

Sunday’s “No Hate – No Fear” march in solidarity against anti-Semitism ended in Cadman Plaza Park, where your correspondent took the photo. The Eagle’s Ned Berke quotes the Daily News as estimating the crowd at 20,000. By the time my photo was taken, that number had probably decreased, but it was still an impressive gathering. […]

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To Our Readers – We’re Back!

We had an interruption in service from some time Friday night or early Saturday morning until about an hour ago. Our tech person, who fixed it, tells me it was because of a “memory issue.” We apologize, and trust this won’t happen again. Share this Story: Tweet

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