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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BHS to Present Brooklyn Documentary Films, Featuring Ric Burns, Wednesday, December 21

On Wednesday evening, December 21, at 6:30, at the Brooklyn Historical Society, the Brooklyn Film & Arts Festival will present a screening of Brooklyn documentary films. The main feature will be an excerpt of Ric Burns’ New York, A Documentary Film, followed by a discussion with the filmmaker. The event is free, but you must […]

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Theater 2020 Presents Holiday Entertainments This Weekend and Next

In what has become a holiday season tradition, Theater 2020, Brooklyn Heights’ own professional stage company, is presenting two seasonal events. This Sunday afternoon, December 4, at 3:00, at the First Unitarian Church, Pierrepont Street and Monroe Place, the RPM Singers will bring “Tuneful Tidings” to all, in a concert of songs of the season. […]

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Al Capone, Brooklyn Native, Subject of Book Talk at BHS Monday

On Monday evening, December 5, at 6:30, the Brooklyn Historical Society will host a book talk by Deirdre Bair, author of Al Capone: His Life, Legacy, and Legend. Born in Brooklyn in 1899, Capone rose to infamy as head of the rackets–principally bootlegging during the prohibition years–in Chicago. “With exclusive access to his descendants,” Ms. […]

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First Presbyterian Presents “Breakfast With Santa” Saturday, December 17

On Saturday, December 17, First Presbyterian Church, 124 Henry Street (between Clark and Pierrepont), presents “Breakfast With Santa”, a “family friendly, stress-free visit with Santa.” There will be pancakes, Christmas music, crafts for the kids, and photos with Santa. There are two seatings, 9:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Tickets are $10 per person or $40 […]

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Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Vicinity

Again this weekend, from 11:45 p.m. Friday, December 2 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, December 4, and late nights (11:45 p.m. to 5:00 a.m.) the following week (Monday, December 5 to Friday, December 9) there will be no service in either direction at Court Street or on the R/N platforms at Jay Street-MetroTech, as R and […]

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Bargemusic This Weekend

Tomorrow (Friday, December 2) evening at 8:00 Bargemusic presents the Casimir Trio playing works by Beethoven, Rudin, and Schubert. On Saturday evening, December 3 at 8:00 and Sunday afternoon, December 4 at 4:00 Bargemusic’s Artistic and Executive Director Mark Peskanov on violin, joined by other distinguished musicians on viola, cello, and piano, will perform works […]

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Open Thread Wednesday

What’s on your mind? Comment away! Photo by Martha Foley for BHB. Share this Story: Tweet

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Build a Gingerbread House; Help Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity is “a global nonprofit housing organization working in nearly 1,400 communities across the United States and in approximately 70 countries around the world.” On Sunday, December 11 at 10:00 a.m. at Grace Church, 254 Hicks Street (between Joralemon and Grace Court), you and your children may help Habitat toward its goal of […]

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Elves on Montague

These two very cheerful elves greeted my wife and me on Montague near Henry as we headed for the Greenmarket this morning. They were there as part of the Selfies with Elves promotion, part of the Montague BID’s “Small Business Saturday”. They were handing out “Shop Small” shopping bags; the cardboard bins were for donations […]

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Coming Next Week at Brooklyn Historical Society

This coming Monday evening, November 28 at 6:30, at the Brooklyn Historical Society, two noted historians, Steven Hahn and Eric Foner, will discuss Hahn’s book, A Nation Without Borders, which is not about America after the closing of a major bookstore chain, but instead “takes a provocative new look at the eight decades surrounding the […]

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