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 Vicinity

Once again this weekend (Friday, September 30 at 11:45 p.m. to Monday, October 3 at 5:00 a.m.), but for the last time for a while the MTA assures us, A and C trains running in both directions will be re-routed to the F line between Jay Street-Metro Tech and West 4th Street, so there will […]

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Blessing of the Animals Sunday

This Sunday, October 2 is St. Francis Day, honoring the saint who showed special compassion to animals. Accordingly, both St. Ann & the Holy Trinity and Grace churches will hold ceremonies at which pets of all kinds may be blessed. The services at St. Ann’s, located at Clinton and Montague streets, will be held in […]

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“Queen of Brooklyn Heights Houses” For Sale

The AIA Guide to New York City (5th Ed. 2010) calls 29 Middagh Street (corner of Willow) [t]he queen of Brooklyn Heights houses: a wood-painted, gambrel-roofed Federal house with a garden cottage connected by a garden wall. According to Curbed, it can be yours for a cool $7 million. Photo: C. Scales for BHB. Share […]

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Bargemusic This Weekend

On Friday evening, September 30, at 8:00 Bargemusic will present “Tokyo to New York”, featuring works by Masatora Goya, Bin Li, Kazutomo Yamamoto, John Cage, Hidemi Mikai, and Chatori Shimizu performed on Western and Japanese instruments, including the Koto (photo), by a distinguished group of musicians. On Saturday evening, October 1, at 8:00 and on […]

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Cranberry Street Fair Saturday

The 45th annual Cranberry Street Fair will take place on Cranberry between Hicks and Willow streets this Saturday, October 1 from 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. As the Eagle reports, there will be live jazz, belly dancing, a bakeoff, fortune tellers, and many things, from books to tchatchkes, for sale. Free coffee and tea, to […]

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Open Thread Wednesday

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Coming Events at Brooklyn Bridge Park

On Wednesday evening from 5:30 to 6:30, Marie Viljoen, an expert on Brooklyn’s wild plants, will lead a “Fall Foraging Tour” to discover the “indigenous edible plants of Brooklyn Bridge Park.” She will also instruct on how to prepare them for the table, and how to grow them in gardens. Tickets are $10, or $5 […]

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Coming at Brooklyn Historical Society

On Tuesday evening, September 27 at 6:30 the Brooklyn Historical Society will present Edward Ball, author of Slaves in the Family, and Karen Branan, author of The Family Tree, who will discuss “Confronting a Southern White Past”. The conversation will be moderated by Rachel L. Swarns of The New York Times. Admission is $10, or […]

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Atlantic Antic This Sunday

The 42nd annual Atlantic Antic will be this Sunday, September 25 from noon to 6:00 p.m., rain or shine, on Atlantic Avenue between Hicks Street and 4th Avenue. There will be live and DJ’d music, food, vendors, activities for kids, and special deals from merchants along Atlantic. More information here. Share this Story: Tweet

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Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Vicinity

Again this weekend (Friday, September 23 at 11:45 p.m. to Monday, September 26 at 5:00 a.m.) A and C trains running in both directions will be re-routed to the F line between Jay Street-Metro Tech and West 4th Street, so there will be no service at the High Street station. For stops in Manhattan below […]

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