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 Nearby

This weekend, from 9:45 PM Friday, October 19 ad 5:00 AM Monday, October 22 there will be no service in either direction at the 4/5 platforms at Borough Hall, as 4 trains are terminating and originating at Brooklyn Bridge station Manhattan, and 5 trains don’t serve Brooklyn on weekends. Use 2, 3, R or N […]

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Bargemusic This Weekend

It will be an almost all Beethoven weekend at Bargemusic. On Friday evening, October 19 at 7:00, and again on Saturday evening, October 20 at 6:00, violininst and Bargemusic Artistic Director Mark Peskanov and pianist Steven Beck will perform Part I of their series of concerts presenting all of Beethoven’s sonatas for violin and piano. […]

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Open Thread Wednesday

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BHA: de Blasio “Blindsided” Brooklyn Heights on BQE

Brooklyn Heights Association President Martha Bakos Dietz (in photo, helping at Save the Promenade’s stand during the Montague Street Sunday Social today) issued this statement in response to Mayor Bill de Blasio’s announcement that he favors the city DOT’s “innovative” option for BQE reconstruction: As the President of the Board of Governors of the Brooklyn […]

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Coming This Week at Brooklyn Historical Society

This coming Tuessday evening, October 16, from 6:30 to 8:00 the Brooklyn Historical Society will present social historian and York University (U.K.) professor emeritus James Walvin, author of Sugar: The World Corrupted: From Slavery to Obesity. in which he uncovers the fraught history of one of our most prevalent ingredients: sugar. From its role in […]

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Repast Baroque Ensemble Presents “Them Foreigners” at First Unitarian Thursday Evening

The Repast Baroque Ensemble returns to Brooklyn Heights, and to the McKinney Chapel of the First Unitarian Church, 116 Pierrepont Street, this Thursday evening, October 18, starting at 8:00. They will present “Them Foreigners,” a program of baroque music exemplifying the fact that [m]any Baroque composers made musical characterizations of peoples who were exotic to […]

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Mayor Prefers Replacing Promenade With Highway During BQE Reconstruction

The Brooklyn Paper reports that Mayor Bill de Blasio has expressed a preference for the City Department of Transportation’s “innovative” plan that would close the Brooklyn Heights Promenade for at least six years and replace it with a temporary six lane highway that would render some residences virtually uninhabitable. The Brooklyn Paper story quotes the […]

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Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

I’m calling this a “green light” weekend – late Friday night, October 12 to early Monday morning, October 15 – because there are no planned service changes that directly and adversely affect travel to or from any local stations. N trains will replace R trains in both directions at Court and Jay streets late at […]

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Bargemusic This Weekend

On Friday evening, October 12, starting at 7:00, Bargemusic will present pianist Sara Davis Buechner (photo) playing works by Suesse and by George Gershwin, including a solo piano rendering of the famous “Rhapsody in Blue.” On Saturday evening, October 13, starting at 6:00, violinist and Bargemusic Artistic Director Mark Peskanov, and pianinst Maureen Volk will […]

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