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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A Bird Spotting Walk Leads From Pier 1 to Newly Opened Pier 3

Your correspondent roused himself from bed early Saturday morning in time to join Heather Wolf and a group of other orinthophiles for a bird spotting walk around Pier One and the newly opened Pier Three in Brooklyn Bridge Park. On our walk around Pier One we saw many birds, mostly sparrows, starlings, robins, and catbirds. […]

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Heights Streets, Milled Weeks Ago, to be Paved This Week

On June 22 we warned that certain streets in Brooklyn Heights were to be milled, and then repaved, during the following week. The milling got done, but the repaving is taking longer. So far, Poplar, Schermerhorn, and Willow streets, as well as Monroe Place, have been repaved. The Brooklyn Heights Association has notified us that […]

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Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Vicinity

It’s been a while since we’ve had a true “green light” weekend, one with no planned subway service changes directly affecting service at any local stations, but this coming weekend — Friday evening, July 13 to Monday morning, July 16, is one. Be on the alert, though, for unplanned changes, especially on the 2/3 line […]

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Bargemusic this Weekend

Bargemusic’s weekend begins Friday evening, July 13 at 8:00 with pianist Beth Levin (photo) playing works by Beethoven and Handel. Saturday evening, July 14 there will be two concerts: one at 6:00 featuring works by Bach, Paganini/Enescu, Beethoven, Kreisler, Paganini/Schumann, deFalla/Kreisler, and Paganini; and one at 8:00 featuring works by Bach, Beethoven, Paganini/Enescu, and Sarasate. […]

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Open Thread Wednesday

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BQE Rehab Prep to Begin Next Week

The Brooklyn Heights Association has notified us that, beginning next week and going for a three week period during the hours 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM, you may see workers using a device “larger than a hand-held metal detector but smaller than a lawn mower” along the inner edge of the Promenade. The device is […]

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Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Vicinity

From 9:30 PM Friday, July 6 to 5:00 AM Monday, July 9 there will be no service in either direction at York Street in DUMBO, as F trains are being re-routed to the Q line to facilitate work on those pesky signal problems. D trains are being re-routed to the A/C line, so extra service […]

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Bargemusic this Weekend

The weekend begins at Bargemusic on Friday evening, July 6 at 8:00 with pianist Daniel Schlosberg playing works by Mozart, Lukas Foss, and Poulenc. On Saturday evening, July 7 at 8:00, and again on Sunday afternoon, July 8 at 4:00, the Semplice Players, joined by violinist Mark Peskanov (photo), will perform works by Haydn and […]

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Open Thread Wednesday

What’s on your mind? Comment away! And happy Fourth of July. Share this Story: Tweet

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Brooklyn Bridge Park’s “Movies with a View” Features Women Directors

This summer’s edition of “Movies with a View”, Brooklyn Bridge Park’s annual free outdoor movie festival, has the theme “She Directs.” All of the films to be shown have women as directors. The schedule (all are on Thursday evenings) is: July 12, Desperately Seeking Susan (Susan Seidelman) July 19, Kung Fu Panda 2 (Jennifer Yuh […]

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