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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Socks Sought; Get Selfie With Elves

No, not the socks that went missing in the laundry. The Montague Street BID is celebrating Small Business Saturday this coming Saturday, November 24 from noon to 2:00 PM by collecting new socks, which are the item of clothing least donated to and most needed by the homeless. If you donate, you may take a […]

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Call for Pies and Volunteers

The Heights and Hills Community Council is serving its annual Thanksgiving Feast for Seniors on Thursday at Grace Church, and needs as many pies as possible. Seconds, even thirds, on pie are always in demand. If you can bake a pie, or two, to feed hungry seniors at this event, you will bring them much […]

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Danish Christmas Fair Tomorrow

The Danish Seamen’s Church, 102 Willow Street (near Clark) will hold its annual Julemarked (“Christmas Market”) tomorrow, Saturday, November 17 (it’s always held the weekend before Thanksgiving, allowing you to get some shopping done before Black Friday) from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM. At the church you may purchase “unique scandinavian design, knitware, gift items, […]

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Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

This coming weekend, from 9:30 PM Friday, November 16 to 5:00 AM Monday, November 19 there will be no service in either direction at the 4/5 platforms at Borough Hall, as 4 trains are originating and terminating at Bowling green in Manhattan, and 5 trains do not serve Brooklyn on weekends. Alternative service will be […]

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Bargemusic This Weekend

Pianist Jeewon Park (photo) begins Bargemusic’s weekend on Friday evening, Novemeber 16 at 7:00 with works by Mozart, Beethoven, and Schubert. On Saturday evening, November 17 at 6:00, Marika Bournaki continues her series of concerts — this is part 4 — presenting all of the piano sonatas of Beethoven. On Sunday afternoon, November 18 at […]

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Open Thread Wednesday

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Cadman Park Cleanup Sunday

UPDATE: This event has been postponed as the park is too wet due to the snow.  It will be rescheduled for December.  Stay tuned! The Cadman Park Conservancy invites all who wish to help to come to the circle garden between Tillary Street and the Astroturf field this Sunday, November 18 between 11:00 AM and 2:00 […]

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BHA to Meet With DOT Commissioner on BQE – Promenade Issue

The Brooklyn Heights Association has announced that they have scheduled a meeting with City Department of Transportation Commissioner Polly Trottenberg and DOT engineers on Monday, November 19 at which BHA “will press DOT to abandon the 6-lane highway on the Promenade in favor of a better approach to rebuilding the BQE.” The BHA has retained […]

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Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

This weekend, from 9:45 PM Friday, November 9 to 5:00 AM Monday, November 12, there will be no service in either direction at the 4/5 platforms at Borough Hall, as 4 trains are originating and terminating at Bowling green in Manhattan, and 5 trains do not serve Brooklyn on weekends. Alternative service will be provided […]

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Bargemusic this Weekend

Bargemusic begins the weekend with a concert on Friday evening, November 9 at 7:00, marking the 100th anniversary of the death of Claude Debussy (shown in the photo, taken in 1904, with his soon to be stepdaughter, Hélène “Dolly” Bardac, and a very impressive Borzoi; see here). The concert will feature works by Debussy, along […]

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