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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Ice Cream Trucks a Problem?

Mary Frost, in the Eagle, has a story about DUMBO residents who “have had it with the noisy, fume-spewing ice cream trucks clogging their streets and sidewalks.” However, if you follow the link and read to the end of Mary’s story, you’ll find some reports of Brooklyn Heights residents complaining about noise and fumes from […]

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Repast Baroque Ensemble Presents “Art of Fugue” Wednesday

The Repast Baroque Ensemble – in photo above, clockwise from top right: Amelia Roosevelt, violin; Sarah Stone, viola da gamba and cello; Gabe Shuford, harpsichord; and Stephanie Corwin, bassoon – return to McKinney Chapel, First Unitarian Church, 116 Pierrepont Street, this Wednesday evening, October 23, starting at 7:30 p.m. Joined by frequent guest Beth Wenstrom […]

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Harvest Festival at Brooklyn Bridge Park Saturday

This Saturday, October 19 Brooklyn Bridge Park will present its tenth annual Harvest Festival on Pier 6, near the foot of Atlantic Avenue, from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Activities will include a pumpkin patch, arts and crafts, face painting, live animals, music, lawn games, food trucks, and more. It’s all free, except for the […]

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Show Your Love for Cadman Plaza Park Sunday

This Sunday, October 20 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. you can join the celebration of “I Love Cadman Plaza Park Day.” You’re invited to meet at the circular garden at the south end of the Astroturf field and from there to plant daffodil bulbs as part of the New Yorkers 4 Parks Daffodil Day, […]

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Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

We’re calling this weekend – Friday evening, October 18 to Monday morning, October 21 – a “green light” weekend, as there are no planned – as always, we stress planned – service changes substantially affecting service at any local stations. We say “substantially” because on late nights through the weekend there will be no 3 […]

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Bargemusic This Weekend

Bargemusic’s weekend begins on Friday evening, October 18 at 7:00 when pianist Marc Peloquin (photo) performs “Fugues in Flight”, a concert of works by César Franck and by modern and contemporary composers David Shosl, Charles Ives, and David Del Tredici. On Saturday evening, October 19 at 6:00, and again that evening at 8:00, the Pablo […]

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Open Thread Wednesday

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Fox 5 NY Praises Brooklyn Heights Residents For Beautifying Tree Pits

Fox 5 has a story about Brooklyn Heights homeowners taking care of. and beautifying, the tree pits in front of their properties. The story focuses on those on Garden Place; the residents there have certainly done a commendable job. Still, many on other streets deserve recognition. Consider those on Montague Street (photo), many maintained by […]

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Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

I’m calling this a “green light weekend” because, barring unforeseen circumstances, there will be service at all local stations from late Friday evening, October 11 to early Monday morning, October 13. Late each weekend night there will be no 3 train service in either direction, as 3 trains will be terminating and originating at Penn […]

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Architects Ponder BQE Options

On Monday evening the New York chapter of the American Institute of Architects (“AIANY”) presented a panel discussion, “The BQE in Context: Communities, Infrastructure and Public Space.” AIANY has formed a Task Force to study the plans for reconstruction of the Brooklyn Queens Expressway below Brooklyn Heights. At the beginning of the program Robert Eisenstadt, […]

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