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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Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor at St. Francis February 2

On Thursday afternoon, February 2, United States Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor will be at Founders Hall, St. Francis College, 180 Remsen Street, as part of the College’s Thomas J. Volpe Lecture Series. She will be joined for conversation by her former law clerk, Sparkle Sooknanan, a 2002 St. Francis graduate. Doors open at 12:30 […]

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Heights Burglaries Continue in New Year

According to Alexandra Leon in DNA Info, the rash of burglaries in Brooklyn Heights that began in December has continued into January. Of the seven burglaries reported in the first week of January, at least one may have occurred earlier. A theft of $66,410 worth of jewelry and accessories from an apartment near Hicks and […]

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Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Vicinity

There’s lots of subway maintenance work this weekend. Post-Sandy repair work on the 4/5 tunnel connecting Brooklyn and Manhattan continues this weekend, so there will be no service in either direction on the 4/5 platforms at Borough Hall from 11:45 p.m. this Friday, January 13 and 5:00 a.m. Monday, January 16. 2, 3, and R […]

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Bargemusic this weekend.

On Friday evening, January 13, at 7:30 Bargemusic presents a “Bargemix” event: Gregor Huebner’s (photo) El Violin Latino quartet will perform works by Latin American composers and original works reflecting both Latin American and Eastern European influence. On Saturday evening, January 14, at 7:30 and again on Sunday afternoon, January 15, at 4:00, violinist Mark […]

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Open Thread Wednesday

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

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Coming at Brooklyn Historical Society

This Wednesday evening, January 11 at 6:30, the Brooklyn Historical Society will present “Civic Responsibility Then and Now: A View from the Archives”, in which BHS’s Director of Public History Julie Golia and Oral Historian Zaheer Ali will “delve into our archives to consider the varied approaches to Civil Rights tactics over the course of […]

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Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Vicinity

Following a break for the holidays, post-Sandy repair work on the 4/5 tunnel connecting Brooklyn and Manhattan resumes this weekend, so there will be no service in either direction on the 4/5 platforms at Borough Hall from 11:45 p.m. this Friday, January 6 and 5:00 a.m. Monday. 2, 3, and R trains will, barring unforeseen […]

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Bargemusic This Weekend

Following the “Here and Now” concert series (see second paragraph of the linked post) that began tonight and continues tomorrow (Thursday) and Friday evenings, on Saturday evening, January 7 at 7:30 and Sunday afternoon, January 8 at 4:00 Bargemusic will present cellist Edward Arron and his wife, pianist Jeewon Park. At each concert they will […]

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Open Thread Wednesday

Happy New Year! What’s on your mind? Comment away! Image:(c) Can Stock Photo / vencavolrab Share this Story: Tweet

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Still Have That Christmas Tree? Unwanted Electronics?

This in from the Brooklyn Heights Association: The City offers three options for turning your tree into useful mulch that will help trees and gardens throughout the city. You can bring your tree to a drop-off location from Saturday, Dec. 31st through Sunday, January 8th, where the City will recycle it at a later date. […]

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