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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Center for Brooklyn History Presents Discussion on Authoritarianism Wednesday

This Wednesday evening, January 13 at 6:30 p.m. the Center for Brooklyn History, formerly the Brooklyn Historical Society, will present a free on-line discussion between Ruth Ben-Ghiat, author of Strongmen – Authoritarians from Mussolini to the Present, and New Yorker staff writer Adam Gopnik, on the timely topic “The Authoritarian’s Playbook.” There are more details, […]

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Watermark to Host Exhibit Honoring LGTBQ Seniors

As reported by Tat Bellamy-Walker in AMNY, The Watermark at Brooklyn Heights, the new luxury senior housing (formerly the Towers Hotel) at 21 Clark Street, will host “Not Another Second,” a photographic exhibit honoring LGBTQ seniors. The portraits feature a former politician, military veterans, a Stonewall survivor, and a Black Panther, among others. The art […]

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Community Board 2 Executive Director Perris Resigns

The Brooklyn Paper’s Kevin Duggan reports that Robert Perris, who for seventeen years has served as executive director of Brooklyn Community Board 2, which serves Brooklyn Heights and nearby communities, has announced his resignation effective December 26. According to the Brooklyn Paper story, “he wants to focus on his family after 17 years at the […]

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Work Has Begun on Emily Roebling Plaza, Final Portion of Brooklyn Bridge Park

Work began this month on the last portion of Brooklyn Bridge Park, the space beneath the Brooklyn Bridge that has for some time been a vacant lot, occasionally used for events like Photoville (this year Photoville was presented in various locations throughout the Park). The lot was previously occupied by the City’s Purchase Building , […]

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