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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Pop-Up Pool Will Be Back For One More Summer, But What Will Replace It?

The Eagle reports that the powers-that-be at Brooklyn Bridge Park have allowed the much loved Pop-Up Pool (photo) to survive through the summer of 2018. However, the Eagle story notes: Next summer will be absolutely the last year for the pool, however, as it is located in the site of the planned Pier 2 uplands […]

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Bargemusic This Weekend

On Friday evening, September 22, at 8:00, Bargemusic will present “Tokyo to New York: Composer/Performers,” a concert of works by contemporary composers, some Asian and some Western, performed by Thomas Piercy (photo) some on clarinet and some on hichiriki. On Saturday evening, September 23, at 8:00, pianist and composer Michael Brown will play works by […]

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Americana Music Festival at Brooklyn Bridge Park This Weekend

There will be a free Americana Music Festival this weekend — 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM Saturday, September 23 and Sunday, September 24 — featuring “original and traditional country, folk, roots, blues, old time and bluegrass artists.” It will take place on the Pier Six lawn (near the foot of Atlantic Avenue) in Brooklyn Bridge […]

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Open Thread Wednesday

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Atlantic Antic This Sunday

The theme of this year’s 43rd Atlantic Antic is “The Pulse of Brooklyn.” It will be held this Sunday, September 24 from noon to 6:00 p.m., rain or shine, on Atlantic Avenue between Hicks Street and 4th Avenue. There will be live and DJ’d music, food, vendors, activities for kids, and special deals from merchants […]

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Kavanagh Named Democratic Nominee To Succeed Squadron

Kings County Politics reports that Brooklyn Democratic Party leader Frank Seddio announced support for State Assembly Member Brian Kavanagh to be the Democratic candidate for the New York State Senate seat vacated by the resignation of Daniel Squadron. That now vacant seat will be filled after a special election to be held on November 7, […]

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Fireworks Tomorrow Night

According to Notify NYC, “[t]here will be a fireworks display near the Brooklyn Bridge tomorrow, [Tuesday, September 19], at approximately 8:30 PM.” No further details are available. Share this Story: Tweet

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Photoville is Back

Photoville Has returned to Brooklyn Bridge Park this week, in its location under the Brooklyn Bridge. The photo (C. Scales for BHB) shows “The Fence,” which previews some of the photos to be shown during the event. Photoville will be open from noon to 10:00 p.m. Thursday, September 21 through Saturday, September 23, and from […]

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Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Vicinity

Apart from there being no 2 or 3 train service to or from Brooklyn this weekend (11:30 PM Friday, September 15 to 5:00 AM Monday, September 18) and every weekend until next summer, which means no service at Clark Street, or at the 2/3 platforms at Borough Hall (but with 4 and 5 trains providing […]

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Bargemusic This Weekend

This will be an all piano weekend at Bargemusic. On Friday evening, September 15, at 8:00, Sophia Agranovich will play works by Beethoven, Liszt, and Chopin. On Saturday evening, September 16, at 6:00

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