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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How Do You Like Living in a Historic District? Take the Survey

As most, if not all, regular readers of this blog know, Brooklyn Heights was New York City’s first designated historic district. This means there are strict controls on what can be built here and how existing buildings can be modified. Without these rules, it seems likely to me that all the townhouses along the west […]

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Cats & Mats: Yoga Continues at Brooklyn Cat Cafe Tomorrow

Join Luisa Noelle Howell, a certified personal trainer and yoga guide, at Brooklyn’s own Cat Cafe at 149 Atlantic Avenue, between Henry and Clinton, tomorrow (Sunday, August 28) morning at 9:30. Come stretch your body and your mind while spending some quality time with the residents of the café, all available for adoption. The class […]

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“The Great Escape”, Commemorating Washington’s Evacuation of Brooklyn, at Brooklyn Bridge Park Saturday

This Saturday, August 27 marks the 240th anniversary of the Battle of Brooklyn, also sometimes called the Battle of Long Island because where the fighting took place, in what is now Prospect Park, Park Slope, and Green-Wood Cemetery, wasn’t yet part of Brooklyn. It was the first battle in which regular Patriot troops under the […]

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Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Vicinity

It’s a repeat of last weekend and the work week following: From 11:45 PM tomorrow (Friday, August 26) to 5:00 AM Monday, August 29 there will be no service in either direction at Clark Street or at the 2/3 platforms at Borough Hall, as 2 and 3 trains will not be running to or from […]

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Robber Hits Careland Pharmacy on Clark

According to Brooklyn Paper’s “Police Blotter”, on Sunday a man took nine packs of razors and six packs of headphones from a display case in a store your correspondent has identified as Careland, on Clark Street between Henry and Monroe Place (photo). The Brooklyn Paper story quotes a worker at the store as saying the […]

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Bargemusic this Weekend

On Friday evening, August 27, at 8:00 Bargemusic presents pianist Asiya Kornepova (photo) playing works by Rachmaninoff. On Saturday evening, August 28 at 8:00 and Sunday afternoon, August 29 at 4:00, works by Brahms will be performed by violinist Mark Peskanov, cellist Julian Schwarz, and pianist Maria Bournaki. There are details for each concert and […]

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Open Thread Wednesday

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Get Your Breakfast Tacos Tomorrow at Jalapa Jar in Clark Street Station

Gothamist reports that the long-awaited Jalapa Jar, with its breakfast tacos, will open tomorrow (Tuesday, August 23) at 7:00 AM. The hours, initially will be 7:00 to 7:00 Monday through Friday. Tacos are $4 each, or two for $7, and, Gothamist assures us (as perhaps you can, too, of you’ve patronized them at Smorgasburg, where […]

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Honeygrow Coming to Joralemon between Clinton and Court

The “healthy food chain” (Alexandra Leon in DNA Info) called Honeygrow will be opening its first New York City restaurant at 194 Joralemon Street, between the Starbucks at the corner of Joralemon and Court, and Equinox. It seems like a good neighbor for a health club. According to the company’s website, it is expected to […]

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Coming Events at Brooklyn Bridge Park

Tomorrow (Saturday, August 20) from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. there will be a free Pier 5 Family Field Day, with potato, sack, and Hula Hoop races, parachute games, soccer skills lessons, and scrimmage games. More information here. On Sunday afternoon, August 21 from 2:00 to 5:00 the Nantucket lightship (photo), docked at Pier 6, […]

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