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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Waterfront History Tour Wednesday Evening, and Smorgasburg Lives on Pier 5 Uplands

The week before last, while writing my Last Minute Weekend Suggestions, I noticed that Smorgasburg had disappeared from the listing of events on the Brooklyn Bridge Park Website. This, and my having seen a news item about Smorgasburg starting up at Coney Island, made me assume (a word that Capt. Noland, my gunnery instructor in […]

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Some Empire State Development Board Members Consider Need for New EIS for Pier 6 Towers

At Thursday’s meeting of the Empire State Development Corporation’s (ESDC) board of directors, as reported in Mary Frost’s Eagle story, two board members questioned whether Brooklyn Bridge Park’s 2005 Final Environmental Impact Statement and the 2014 Technical Memorandum supplementing it properly considered changes in the local environment, particularly population growth and its stress on infrastructure […]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

It’s a busy weekend at Brooklyn Bridge Park with lots of free activities. The Swedish circus performers Magmanus (photo) will give shows on the Harbor View Lawn, Pier 1 at 4:00 and 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 27 and on Sunday, June 28. On Saturday there will be two activities appealing to kids and their […]

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Fireworks Tomorrow; Yes, More Fireworks

There will be fireworks Thursday evening, June 25, off Liberty Island, starting at 9:20 p.m.; these are sponsored by IP Soft. (Would they be louder if sponsored by IP Hard?) ‘Tis summer, so it must be the season for fireworks. Weekend after this we get the mother of them all. After that, maybe things will […]

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Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Vicinity

It’s a three-peat green light weekend (Friday night, June 26 to Monday morning, June 29) with no planned cancellations, route changes, or station skips directly affecting service at any local stations. Those traveling to or from la Brooklyn profonde should know that from 11:30 p.m. Friday to 5:00 a.m. Monday there will be no service […]

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Open Thread Wednesday

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Special Subway Alert: Work On A/C Line Will Disrupt Weekend Service July To November

Repairs to the Cranberry Street Tunnel, through which A and C trains travel between Brooklyn and Manhattan, will require a lengthy series of route diversions to the F line starting the weekend beginning July 11 and going through the weekend beginning November 14. There will be further route diversions on this line later, extending over […]

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Opponents of Pier Six Towers Voice Concerns At Public Meeting

At yesterday’s public meeting of the Brooklyn Bridge Park Development Corporation board, revised plans for the two high rise residential buildings proposed for the landward side of Pier Six were presented for consideration. The meeting was held as a result of the settlement of a lawsuit brought by People for Green Space. As Mary Frost’s […]

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Looking For Hillary in Brooklyn Heights? Fuhgeddaboudit!

Yes, her supposed campaign headquarters is at One Pierrepont Plaza. Yes, she made a goodwill visit in May, during which she shopped at Area Kids and the Brooklyn Women’s Exchange, and had lunch at MontyQ’s. But according to New York Magazine, citing Politico, Hillary Clinton is working from an office in Manhattan, on the 27th […]

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Explore Brooklyn Bridge’s Literary Legacy Wednesday Evening

On Wednesday evening, June 24, the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy presents “My Hand In Yours, Walt,” in which Poet, Adam Fitzgerald, leads a literary walk that examines the legacy and connections of Brooklyn Bridge’s shadow within the work of Hart Crane and Walt Whitman, Elizabeth Bishop, and Marianne Moore. The walk begins at 6:30 p.m. […]

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