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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Some Scenes From Today’s Earth Day Celebration

Rain, never heavy, but scattered showers, put something of a damper on today’s Earth Day celebration, sponsored by the Montague Street BID. Who can blame Mother Earth for a little rain? April showers, as they say, bring May flowers. In any event, things got going as scheduled at 10:00 AM, with the Brooklyn United Marching […]

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BHA Issues “Fake News Alert” About Pier Six

The Brooklyn Heights Association has issued a notice under the headline “Pier 6 Rumors Have No Factual Basis.” This is in reaction to rumors it has heard in response to Judge Lucy Billings’ order to the BHA and the Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation that they have “dialogue” in an effort to reach a compromise on […]

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Brooklyn Folk Festival at St. Ann’s Church April 28-30

The ninth annual Brooklyn Folk Festival will be at St. Ann and the Holy Trinity Church (Clinton and Montague streets) from Friday evening, April 28 through Sunday evening, April 30. Your correspondent has attended the last two festivals–see here and here and enjoyed them enormously. This year’s promises to be even better, given the superb […]

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Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Vicinity

It’s a repeat of our previous messed-up weekend. From 11:45 PM Friday, April 21 to 5:00 AM Monday, April 24 there will be no service in either direction at High Street or at the 4/5 platforms at Borough Hall. A and C trains are being diverted to the F line between Jay Street-Metro Tech and […]

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Bargemusic This Weekend

Bargemusic’s weekend begins on Friday evening, April 21 at 8:00 with pianist Lara Downes (photo) playing a concert with the title “I’ve Known Rivers,” featuring works by Ned Rorem, Samuel Coleridge Taylor, Margaret Bonds, Sarah Kirkland Snider, Henry Mancini, Arthur Hamilton, Jerome Kern, Frederic Rzewski, and Chopin. On Saturday evening, April 22 at 8:00, and […]

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Open Thread Wednesday

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Sanitation Town Hall Tomorrow Evening, Wednesday, April 19

The Brooklyn Heights Association has advised us that the twice postponed Sanitation Town Hall will be held tomorrow, Wednesday, April 19, starting at 6:00 PM, at Founders Hall, St. Francis College, 182 Remsen Street. Representatives of the NYC Department of Sanitation will be there to answer your questions and hear your complaints. City Council Member […]

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Earth Day Celebrated on Montague Saturday

This coming Saturday, April 22, there will be an Earth Day celebration on Montague Street, all the way from Court Street to the Promenade entrance. The events will begin at noon, with music by the Brooklyn United Marching Band until 1:00. Immediately following that, from 1:00 until 4:00 PM, there will be other music and […]

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Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Vicinity

It’s one of those weekends. From 11:45 PM Friday, April 14 to 5:00 AM Monday, April 17 there will be no service in either direction at High Street or at the 4/5 platforms at Borough Hall. A and C trains are being diverted to the F line between Jay Street-Metro Tech and West 4th Street, […]

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Silhouette Artist Deborah O’Connor Returning to Brooklyn Women’s Exchange April 21-23

Silhouette artist Deborah O’Connor will be at the Brooklyn Women’s Exchange, 55 Pierrepont Street (between Henry and Hicks) Friday, April 21; Saturday, April 22; and Sunday, April 23, during regular store hours. Her silhouette portraits of children or pets are priced at $35 each, with duplicates available for $15 each. The silhouettes are cut freehand […]

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