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

I’m calling this a “green light weekend” because, barring unforeseen circumstances, there will be service at all local stations from late Friday evening, September 24 to early Monday morning, September 27, although 2 trains will be running on a slightly less frequent schedule (every 12 minutes). Indeed, there will be extra  service in both directions […]

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Mark Morris Dance Group Performs at Brooklyn Bridge Park Saturday

This coming Saturday, September 25, the Mark Morris Dance Group (photo) will perform at Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 1, Harbor View Lawn. There will be two dance performances: 2:00 to 2:45 PM and 4:00 to 4:45 PM; between them, from 3:00 to 3:45 PM will be “an all-ages family-friendly workshop.” The events are free and no registration is […]

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Subway Service Alerts – Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

Subway ridership is back to almost half of pre-pandemic levels, so it seems time to revive this weekly post. Its purpose is to alert local residents to planned subway service changes that directly affect service at stations in the Heights or nearby. For systemwide service changes, and for the almost inevitable unplanned changes that may cause […]

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Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy Presents “Sounds of Sunset” Next Three Thursdays

For the next three Thursdays – September 16, 23, and 30 – the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy will present chamber groups of musicians from the American Symphony Orchestra, including, on September 30, the Visions Trio (a woodwind group; photo). Concerts will take place starting at 6:00 PM on the Greenway Terrace at Pier 3. The concerts are […]

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DOT Will Present BQE Plan at On Line Meeting Tuesday Evening

Our friends at the Brooklyn Heights Association have alerted us that on this Tuesday, September 14, starting at 6:00 PM, staff from the City’s Department of Transportation will present their plan for the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway to a meeting of the Transportation Committee of Community Board 2. The meeting will be held on line; to log on to the meeting go […]

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Clark Street Being Milled and Resurfaced

In case you haven’t noticed, Clark Street (photo taken today) from Cadman Plaza West to Columbia Heights is being milled. This schedule shows milling continuing through today, with no work scheduled for tomorrow (Friday, September 10); presumably resurfacing will be done early next week.  Update: (see photo below) The street is still unpaved, but passable for traffic. Evidently re-paving […]

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Brooklyn Women’s Exchange Announces New In-Store Shopping Hours

The Brooklyn Women’s Exchange, 55 Pierrepont Street (between Henry and Hicks) has announced its new schedule for in-store shopping. Starting this Thursday, September 9, the Exchange will be open six days a week, Tuesdays through Sundays, from noon to 4:00 PM. On Thursdays, there will be late shopping hours until 7:00 PM. On line shopping is […]

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Interfaith Gathering on Promenade to Mark 20th Anniversary of 9/11

This coming Saturday, September 11, is the twentieth anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, and the hijacked plane that was brought down in Pennsylvania.  Starting at 7:15 pm there will be a candlelight vigil on the Brooklyn Heights Promenade near the Montague Street entrance, presented by the Brooklyn Heights […]

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