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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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

The Brooklyn Heights Association will have another of its “BHA Social!” events at St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church this Friday evening, April 17 starting at 7:30 p.m. This is in conjunction with the start of the Brooklyn Folk Festival. The BHA event is free, with beer and wine available for purchase. Tickets for […]

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Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 2 Evacuated Today After Gunfire Reported

Details are sketchy, but Gothamist reports that there were unconfirmed reports of gunfire at Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 2 (photo) this afternoon. Brooklyn Heights resident Thomas Hynes is quoted as saying he heard gunshots, and that there was a subsequent evacuation of the pier. Share this Story: Tweet

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Open Thread Wednesday

What’s on your mind? Comment away! Share this Story: Tweet

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Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Vicinity

It’s yet another green light weekend (Friday evening, April 17 to Monday morning, April 20) and the following week (Monday, April 20 to Friday, April 24), as there are no planned cancellations, route changes, or station skips directly affecting service at any local stations. Those traveling to or from Brooklyn’s interior should know that, during […]

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Holocaust Commemoration at St. Francis College Thursday

This Thursday, April 16, starting at 11:10 a.m., there will be an observance of Yom HaShoah, commemorting the victims of the Holocaust, at St. Francis College, 180 Remsen Street (between Clinton and Court), featuring Rabbi Joseph Potasnik (photo), Rabbi Emeritus of Congregation Mount Sinai in Brooklyn Heights, and Cantor Shira Lissek. Rabbi Potasnik will discuss […]

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Coming Up at Brooklyn Historical Society This Week

Tickets are still available for tomorrow (Monday, April 13) evening’s talk by Cokie Roberts about her newly released book, Capital Dames: The Civil War and the Women of Washington 1848-1868, copies of which will be for sale at the event, which chronicles the increasing political empowerment women experienced through their new-found independence and importance during […]

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Vote on Councilmember Levin’s Participatory Budget Items This Coming Friday

City Councilmember and cat savior Steve Levin has a kitty (not the one in the photo) of $1 million to spend on projects in his district, which includes Brooklyn Heights, that have been recommended by constituents. The nominees for this year are listed here. Voting will be held at various locations throughout the district at […]

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Hillary Announces; Anti-Hill Signs Go Up on Cadman Plaza; View From the U.K.

Today’s announcement by Hillary Clinton that, yes, she’s running for President, came as little surprise, following as it did the earlier news that she had leased two floors at One Pierrepont Plaza for use as a campaign headquarters. Today signs mocking Ms. Clinton (see photo) appeared, hanging from streetlight fixtures on Cadman Plaza West and […]

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Free Reading of New Play “Madame Campan’s Academy” at Brooklyn Heights Library Next Saturday

Theater 2020, Brooklyn Heights’ own professional stage company, will present a free reading–not a staged production–of Lynn Marie Macy’s new play “Madame Campan’s Academy” at the Brooklyn Heights Branch of Brooklyn Public Library, 280 Cadman Plaza West, this coming Saturday, April 18, starting at 2:30 p.m. (doors open at 2:00). You think your life is […]

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BHA Wants Your Views on “Move NY” Plan for Transportation and Infrastructre

The Brooklyn Heights Association is asking our readers to answer a brief survey about the “Move NY Fair Plan,” which is “a comprehensive approach to New York City’s significant transportation infrastructure needs, growing congestion, and rising tolls and transit fares.” There’s a concise overview of the Plan here; the complete document is here. The survey […]

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