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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Brooklyn Book Festival Goes Virtual This Year

The Brooklyn Book Festival will be back for its fifteenth year from September 28 to October 5, but not in its usual location in front of Borough Hall (photo). This year, thanks to COVID-19, it will be held on line. As Kevin Duggan reports in The Brooklyn Paper, one of the Festival’s co-producers sees a […]

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Virtual Events Coming at Brooklyn Historical Society

The Brooklyn Historical Society is presenting virtual events, all of which are free, but for which registration is required. Tomorrow (Tuesday, August 11) starting at 6:30 p.m. Fordham law professor and political activist Zephyr Teachout, along with Federal Trade Commissioner Rohit Chopra, will discuss the ideas set forth in Ms.Teachout’s book, Break ‘Em Up, in […]

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Batten Down the Hatches: Isaias is Coming

Eight years ago Karl Junkersfeld braved the wind and rain to get video (click on “Read full story” to see it) of Brooklyn Heights during what came to be called “Superstorm” Sandy, and our beloved “Homer Fink” (John Loscalzo), who makes an appearance in the video, embedded it in his post, just as I’ve embedded […]

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Cobble Hill Association President Amy Breedlove Stepping Down

As reported by the Brooklyn Paper, the Cobble Hill Association’s president Amy Breedlove will be stepping down after two terms’ service, as required under the term limit provision of the Association’s charter. Her replacement has not yet been elected. Ms. Breedlove is remembered by Brooklyn Heights residents for joining with us in opposition to the […]

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You’re Invited to an On-line Community Board 2 Meeting.

Brooklyn Community Board 2, which serves Brooklyn Heights and nearby communities, will hold a special meeting this coming Monday, July 27, starting at 6:00 p.m. Community residents are invited to view the proceedings on line. The focus of the discussion will be “racial and social equity,” and how these issues are addressed in the context […]

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Hot Enough For You? City Opens Cooling Centers

Today was a scorcher; tomorrow and Monday look to be more of the same, until the predicted high falls to a “balmy” eighty two on Tuesday. [Update: it didn’t.] If you or someone you know is in need of relief, the city has opened “cooling centers” in all five boroughs. The nearest to here is […]

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