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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Theater 2020 Presents “You’re Gonna Love Tomorrow” — a Sondheim Revue

Theater 2020, the award winning professional stage company under the joint production and artistic directorship of Brooklyn Heights residents David Fuller and Judith Jarosz, will present “You’re Gonna Love Tomorrow.” This rarely seen Sondheim revue is coming to Brooklyn for the first time since its 1983 NYC debut! A 70-minute staged concert (no intermission) that […]

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Restler Announces School Showcases; Participatory Budgeting for Climate Justice

City Council Member Lincoln Restler has announced a “School Showcase” for districts 13, which includes P.S.8 and P.S.307, and 15. It will be held on Saturday, October 22 from 10:00 AM until 1:00 PM at the Dock Street School, 19 Dock Street, in DUMBO. At the Showcase you can “learn about our district’s amazing public […]

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About Those Fireworks

If, like me, you were wondering why the fireworks tonight, even though they weren’t listed on the City’s official fireworks site, I noticed they were coming from the direction of the South Street Seaport. I checked South Street’s website and found that they were part of the 35th annual Deepavali Festival, presented by the Association […]

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Update on Book Festival

All scheduled activities for today’s Brooklyn Book Festival — see here — will be held indoors, except for the Literary Marketplace, which has been cancelled because of forecast high winds. You can still support participants in the Literary Marketplace by purchasing on line. (Official BKBF Poster by Johnnie Christmas courtesy @bkbookfest at Instagram.) Share this […]

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Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

This coming weekend — late Friday evening, September 30 to early Monday morning, October 3, there will be no service in either direction at Court Street or at the N/R platforms at Jay Street-MetroTech, as N and R trains will be diverted to the Q line going over the Manhattan Bridge between DeKalb Avenue in […]

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Busy Weekend Coming

Yes, indeed! We have the Brooklyn Book Festival, with Children’s Day on Saturday, October 1 and Festival Day on Sunday, October 2. Also on Sunday we have the Atlantic Antic. For dance enthusiasts, and for those who would like to learn more about dance, and perhaps try some steps, the Mark Morris Dance Group will […]

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“Java With Jo Anne” Friday Morning

New York State Assembly Member Jo Anne Simon, whose 52nd Assembly District includes Brooklyn Heights, will have one of her periodic “Java with Jo Anne” sessions this Friday morning, September 30, starting at 9:30, in the backyard of Ovenly at 276 Court Street, between Kane and Degraw streets, in Cobble Hill. Ms. Simon invites you […]

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Town Hall Thursday Evening; BQE Meetings Upcoming

City Council Member Lincoln Restler will hold a Brooklyn Heights Town Hall meeting this Thursday evening, September 29, starting at 6:30 PM. The meeting will be held by Zoom; register here to receive information on how to join the meeting. Along with Council Member Restler, representatives of the Brooklyn Heights Association and of various city […]

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