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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BHA Names Peter L. Bray New Executive Director

The Eagle reports that the Brooklyn Heights Association has named Park Slope resident Peter L. Bray its new executive director effective September 1. He will replace Judy Stanton, the BHA’s first executive director, who is retiring August 31 after many years’ service. Mr. Bray previously served as executive director of the New York City Financial […]

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Paving On Columbia Heights, Joralemon and Pineapple Streets Next Week

Community Board 2 has advised us that on Wednesday, August 5 paving will be done on Columbia Heights between Cranberry and Pierrepont streets, and on Pineapple Street between Columbia Heights and Henry Street. On Thursday, August 6, paving on Columbia Heights between Cranberry and Pierrepont will continue, and paving on Joralemon Street between Clinton and […]

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Events at Brooklyn Bridge Park Next Week

Novelists Naomi Novik, author of Uprooted, and Peter V. Brett, author of The Skull Throne (book four of his The Demon Cycle), will be featured at Monday evening’s (August 3) “Books Under the Bridge,” which begins at 7:00 at the Granite Prospect on Pier 1. This week’s event is jointly presented by WORD Bookstores and […]

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Events at Brooklyn Historical Society Next Week

On Monday evening, August 3, starting at 6:30, the Brooklyn Historical Society, as part of its “Movie Mondays” (first Monday of each month) series, will present a screening of two films in which “[t]he line between reality and fantasy is blurred”: Marina Fernández Ferri’s short film Temblor and Spanish director Victor Erice’s 1973 classic The […]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

The U.S. Coast Guard’s tall square rigged training ship Eagle (photo) will arrive at Pier 5, Brooklyn Bridge Park this Friday, July 31. She will be open for free tours on Friday from 2:00 to 7:00 p.m., Saturday, August 1 from 10:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Sunday, August 2 from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 […]

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Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Vicinity

The only change directly affecting service at local stations this weekend (11:30 p.m. Friday, July 31 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, August 3) is that there will be no 3 trains running. The 2 trains will be running, so there will be service at Clark Street and on the 2/3 platforms at Borough Hall. For those […]

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Open Thread Wednesday

What’s on your mind? Comment away! (Better late than never.) Share this Story: Tweet

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Save The View Now Claims New Evidence Sufficient to Re-Open Litigation

The Brooklyn Eagle’s Mary Frost reports that Save The View Now, whose lawsuit to halt and scale back construction of the Pierhouse structure adjacent to Pier 1 in Brooklyn Bridge Park was dismissed in June on the grounds that it was barred by the statute of limitations and that the agreements seeking to limit the […]

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Fortis Closes On LICH Site; Brooklyn Heights MD Says Medical Facility “Totally Inadequate”

Curbed reports that the purchase of the Long Island College Hospital site by Fortis Property Group, which intends to develop the site as a mixed residential, commercial, and medical area, possibly including a school, has finally closed. The Curbed piece also quotes Brooklyn Heights physician Dr. Jon Berall as calling the medical facility planned for […]

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Hot! Hot! Hot!

Community Board 2 has passed to us Mayor De Blasio’s advisory concerning the unusually high temperatures we’re now experiencing, and which are expected to continue through tomorrow. If you have elderly or otherwise vulnerable neighbors or friends, especially those who may be without air conditioning, please check on them by phone or in person periodically. […]

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