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

With respect to service at local stations, this coming weekend — late Friday evening, September 21 to early Monday morning, September 24 — will be pretty much a repeat of last. From 9:30 PM Friday to 5:00 AM Monday all F trains are being diverted to the Q line between Lexington Avenue-63rd Street in Manhattan […]

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Americana Music Festival At Brooklyn Bridge Park This Weekend

The 4th Annual Brooklyn Americana Music Festival will take place this Saturday, September 22 and Sunday, September 23 from 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM both days, on Pier 3, Brooklyn Bridge Park. It will feature “original and traditional country, folk, roots, blues, old time and bluegrass artists.” Admission is free, and there’s more information here. […]

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Bargemusic This Weekend

Bargemusic’s weekend begins Friday evening, September 21 at 8:00 when violinist Yevgeny Kutik and pianist Anna Polonsky play works by Strvinsky, Prokofiev, Rubinstein, Razaz, Andrela Pinto Correla, and Schnittke. On Saturday evening, September 22 at 6:00, and again on Sunday afternoon, September 23 at 4:00, violinist and Bargemusic Artistic Director Mark Peskanov, cellist Julian Schwarz, […]

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Open Thread Wednesday

What’s on your mind? Comment away! Share this Story: Tweet

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Hearing on New Brooklyn Jail Thursday Evening

As you may know, the City is proposing to close Rikers Island and expand jail capacity in all boroughs to make up the difference. This includes a large expansion of the Brooklyn House of Detention on Atlantic Avenue, just a few blocks from Brooklyn Heights. The good folks at the Brooklyn Heights Association have notified […]

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Atlantic Antic This Sunday

The 44th annual Atlantic Antic will be this Sunday, September 23 from noon to 6:00 p.m., rain or shine, on Atlantic Avenue between Hicks Street and 4th Avenue. There will be live and DJ’d music, food, vendors, activities for kids, and special deals from merchants along Atlantic. More information here. Share this Story: Tweet

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St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Celebrates Designation as a Pro-Cathedral

Today St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church, at Clinton and Montague streets, was made a Pro-Cathedral of the Episcopal Diocese of Long Island. As a Pro-Cathedral, it will serve as a secondary seat from which the Bishop may officiate. The celebration of this event began with a procession (photo) beginning at the Montague Street […]

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Is 186 Remsen Doomed to the Wrecking Ball?

I wish I could have gotten a better photo of what I consider to be a magnificent building, but the lighting and shadows were against me, as was a bit of sidewalk shed protecting pedestrians from falling debris generated by renovation work on the building at the corner of Court and Remsen. “Magnificent?” I know […]

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Brooklyn Women’s Exchange Open After Summer Vacation

The Brooklyn Women’s Exchange, 55 Pierrepont Street (between Hicks and Henry), has re-opened following its customary summer break, occasioned by the fact that it is staffed by volunteers (disclosure: your correspondent’s wife is one of those volunteers), most of whom take summer vacations. It is a not-for-profit craft and gift shop that supports “craftspeople from […]

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Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Vicinity

From 9:30 PM Friday, September 14 to 5:00 AM Monday, September 17 all F trains are being diverted to the Q line between Lexington Avenue-63rd Street in Manhattan and Atlantic Avenue-Barclays Center, so there will be no service at York Street in DUMBO and no F service at Jay Street, nor from the LES stops […]

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