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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“A Novel Kitchen” Opens on Atlantic Avenue

A new combination café and used book and record store, A Novel Kitchen, has opened at 151 Atlantic Avenue, between Clinton and Henry streets, on the Brooklyn Heights side. Their menu features a wide variety of dishes suitable for breakfast, brunch, lunch, or dinner, combining influences of many different cuisines. Vinyl records, CDs, and DVDs […]

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Brooklyn Women’s Exchange Now Open Sundays

The Brooklyn Women’s Exchange (photo), which has been open Thursdays through Saturdays as well as taking orders on line (and you may still do so) has now opened for in person shopping from 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m. Thursday through Sunday. If you shop on line, you may now pick up your purchases curbside Tuesday […]

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“Moonstruck” House For Sale Again

As reported by House Beautiful, 19 Cranberry Street, a.k.a. the “Moonstruck House” because it was the principal location for the 1987 romantic comedy Moonstruck, starring Cher and Nicholas Cage, is for sale with an asking price of $12.85 million. Our founder, John “Homer Fink” Loscalzo, noted here that the house was for sale in 2008 […]

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Reminder: BHA Annual Meeting Tonight

The Annual Meeting of the Brooklyn Heights Association will be held this evening by Zoom, beginning at 7:00 p.m. At least eight of the nine announced candidates for City Council from District 33, which includes Brooklyn Heights, will be present on line and available to answer questions. Incumbent Council Member Steve Levin is term limited. […]

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Delivery Bikers Assaulted at Henry and Remsen

As she reported on Nextdoor, at about 7:30 yesterday (Tuesday, February 16) evening Heights resident Olivia Guerreiri observed “a group of five teenagers” who “ran up the block [Henry between Remsen and Joralemon] and began assaulting a delivery driver who was traveling in the bike lane.” The man evidently was able to get away after […]

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Coming Virtual Events from the Center for Brooklyn History

The Center for Brooklyn History, formerly the Brooklyn Historical Society (located at the corner of Pierrepont and Clinton streets) is presenting a number of free virtual discussions among panels of distinguished educators, writers, and activists on a variety of topics, including feminism and race, how signage affects our perceptions of communities and businesses, and how […]

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Of Addresses Renumbered and Other Curiosities of Brooklyn Heights History

I like to take walks through Brooklyn Heights. I’ve lived here going on 38 years, longer than I’ve lived anywhere, and there is no block in the neighborhood I haven’t traversed many times. (Well; Love Lane and College Place only a few. I’ll remedy that.) Still, I seldom take a walk on which I don’t […]

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