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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Black History Event at Borough Hall Wednesday Evening, February 26

Borough President Eric Adams (photo) will present, in connection with February as Black History Month. a program, ” Black History’s Next Chapter: Impacting Our Communities,” at Borough Hall (enter at 29 Joralemon Street) on Wednesday evening, February 26 from 6;00 to 9:00. The keynote speaker will be filmmaker and Brooklynite community activist Asha Boston. There’s more information here, […]

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Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

This Presidents Day weekend, from about 9:30 p.m. Friday, February 14 to about 5:00 a.m. Tuesday, February 18,  there will be no service in either direction at the 4/5 platforms at Borough Hall, as 4 trains will be originating and terminating at Bowling Green, the last stop in Manhattan before Brooklyn (5 trains always stop and […]

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Open Thread Wednesday

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Vineapple to Return in Spring

According to the sign, “Vineapple will be returning this spring” at its location on Pineapple Street between Henry and Hicks. It will feature “a fresh new concept” and serve “breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner.” (Kudos for the Oxford comma.) It will have “a currated [sic] menu of wine, beer, and cocktails.” Those seeking “employment opportunities” […]

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Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

This weekend, Friday evening, February 7 to early Monday morning, February 10 will be a “green light” weekend at local stations, as there are no planned (as always we stress PLANNED) service changes directly affecting service locally. The following work week – Monday, February 10 to Friday, February 14,  each night from about 11;45 p.m. […]

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Brooklyn Women’s Exchange Hosts Valentine’s Craft Event for Kids Sunday

This Sunday, February 9, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., the Brooklyn Women’s Exchange, 55 Pierrepont Street (between Hicks and Henry) will present a Valentine’s Day craft event for kids: We’ll be making quilled designs for Valentines Day. Also known as paper filigree, quilling is a technique that turns rolled paper into intricate patterns and designs. […]

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Mozart, Beethoven, and Wagner at St. Ann’s Church Sunday

This Sunday, February 9 from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m., the Brooklyn Metro Chamber Orchestra will perform works by Mozart (whose birthday was January 27), Beethoven, and Wagner, at St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church, corner of Clinton and Montague streets. There are more details, and you may purchase tickets here. Share this Story: Tweet

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Mayor Responds to BQE Panel: Enforce Heavy Truck Ban, but Don’t Reduce Lanes

Anna Sanders in the Daily News reports that Mayor Bill de Blasio has responded to the recommendations included in the report just issued by the expert panel that he appointed to study options for the rehabilitation of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway. The Mayor said an existing ban on trucks weighing over 80,000 pounds will be immediately and strictly enforced. He […]

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Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

This weekend, from about 9:30 p.m. Friday, January 31 until about 5:00 a.m. Monday, February 3 there will be no service in either direction at the 4/5 platforms at Borough Hall, as 4 trains will be originating and terminating at Bowling Green, the last stop in Manhattan before Brooklyn (5 trains always stop and originate […]

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