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, from 11:30 PM Friday, August 23 to 5:00 AM, Monday, August 26, there will be no service in either direction at Clark Street or at the 2/3 platforms at Borough Hall. Alternative service will be provided by 4, A, C, N, and R trains. The following work week – Monday, August 26 to […]

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Open Thread Wednesday

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Air Show Thursday Morning; View from Promenade

The Eagle’s Mary Frost reports that, this Thursday morning, August 22 at 9:30, four precision flying teams: the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds (photo); the U.S. Navy Blue Angels; the Royal Air Force Red Arrows; and the F-35 II Lightning Demo Team, will fly past the lower end of Manhattan. Approaching the Statue of Liberty, they […]

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Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

Once again this weekend, from 11:30 PM Friday, August 16 to 5:00 AM Monday, August 19 there will be no 3 train service, though 2 trains should be running normally. To get to or from 3 train stops between Franklin Avenue and New Lots Avenue in Brooklyn, take the 4 train, which will make these […]

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Bargemusic This Weekend

On Saturday evening, August 17 at 6:00, and again at 8:00 (no Friday concert this week), Bargemusic will present the St. Petersburg String Quartet (photo), joined by pianist Tao Lin performing works by Glazunov and Schumann. On Sunday afternoon, August 18 at 2:00, pianist Steven Beck will play an all Bach concert, including several selections […]

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Brooklyn Heights: Home of the (Literary) Stars

It’s pretty well known that Brooklyn Heights has had more than its share of great writers as residents, but in response to a question from Heights resident “Lauren” the Eagle has interviewed another Heights resident, former Borough Historian John Manbeck, about the neighborhood’s literary history. We all (or most of us, I presume) know about […]

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Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

Once again this weekend, from 11:00 PM Friday, August 9 to 5:00 AM Monday, August 12 there will be no 3 train service, though 2 trains should be running normally. To get to or from 3 train stops between Franklin Avenue and New Lots Avenue in Brooklyn, take the 4 train, which will make these […]

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Theater 2020 Present s Two Free Readings of Short Comedies Saturday Afternoon

This Saturday afternoon at 2:00 (doors open at 1:30) at the Brooklyn Heights branch of Brooklyn Public Library, 109 Remsen Street, Theater 2020, Brooklyn Heights’ own award winning professional theater company, will present readings of two one act comedies – “The Surprising Measure of Buried Treasure” and “Getting Grandma’s Goat” – by Theater 2020 board […]

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Bargemusic This Weekend

Bargemusic’s weekend begins Friday evening, August 9 at 7:00 when pianist Francine Kay (photo; princeton.edu) plays works of Suk, Kaprálová, Chopin, and Debussy. On Saturday evening, August 10 at 6:00, and again at 8:00 the Amernet String Quartet will perform works by Beethoven, Daniel Asia, and Dvorak. Cellist (and philosopher) Jeffrey Solow will, on Sunday […]

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