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

I’m calling this coming weekend — 10:45 PM Friday, April 27 to 5:00 AM Monday, April 30 — a “green light” weekend because, apart from the absence all weekend of 2 and 3 train service, which means no service in either direction at Clark Street or on the 2/3 platforms at Borough Hall, and which […]

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Bargemusic this Weekend

Bargemusic’s weekend begins Friday evening, April 27 at 8:00 when Australian born, New York resident pianist Lisa Moore, described in the New Yorker as “New York’s queen of avant garde piano,” (photo by Yumiko Izo) plays the complete piano works of Leoš Janaček. On Saturday evening, April 28 at 8:00 pianist Francine Kay will play […]

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“Rats the size of burritos”: is Chipotle or Construction to Blame?

Update: Chipotle has now said they will get secure metal containers for their trash, the Eagle reports. Local residents have complained about very large, aggressive rats in the area along Montague Street between Clinton and Court near the Chipotle restaurant and the neighboring construction site, as reported by Mary Frost in the Eagle. Those complaining […]

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Increased Security at Brooklyn Bridge Park this Summer

The Eagle’s Mary Frost quotes Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation President Eric Landau saying that increased police presence and newly installed security cameras should prevent the sort of incidents that have troubled the Park during previous periods of warm weather. The Eagle story also notes that Joralemon Street and Willowtown residents think that more needs to […]

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Brooklyn Folk Festival Delights

The tenth annual Brooklyn Folk Festival happened April 6th through 8th at St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church. As it always has been, it was presented by the Jalopy Theatre and School of Music in Red Hook, now a not-for-profit institution. The opening act on Friday evening was Little Nora Brown (photo). She’s twelve […]

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Fireworks Tomorrow Night, Sunday, April 22

Notify NYC advises us that there will be fireworks near Ellis Island — thus easily visible from the Promenade — tomorrow evening (Sunday, April 22) starting at about 8:15 PM. Share this Story: Tweet

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Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Vicinity

All day Saturday, April 21, from 12:01 AM to 11:59 PM, Manhattan bound N and R trains are being re-routed over the Manhattan Bridge, but Q trains will provide alternative Manhattan bound service at Court Street and at the N/R platforms at Jay Street-Metro Tech. Brooklyn bound N and R service should operate normally. This […]

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Bargemusic This Weekend

On Friday evening, April 20 at 8:00, Bargemusic will present works by Bach, Beethoven, Paganini and Sarasate, performed by Mark Peskanov on violin and Nina Kogan (photo) on piano. On Saturday evening, April 21 at 6:00, and again on Sunday afternoon, April 22 at 4:00, the Semplice Players will play works by Beethoven, Dohnanyi, and […]

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