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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Bargemusic This Weekend

On Friday evening, November 24 at 8:00, Bargemusic will present pianist Philip Edward Fisher playing the last in his series of concerts, “Fisher Plays Beethoven,” in which he will complete his performance of all of Beethoven’s piano sonatas. On Saturday evening, November 25 at 6:00, and again on Sunday afternoon, November 26 at 4:00 violinist […]

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Subway Service Alerts, Brooklyn Heights and Vicinity

Update: Although it’s not noted on the MTA website, we’re told that a sign at the Clark Street station says it will be closed all day today, November 23, Thanksgiving Day. Apart from that, today there are no planned cancellations, route diversions, or station skips directly affecting service at any local stations, although trains will […]

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Open Thread Wednesday

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Heights Residents May Be Eligible For Assistance Under “Zadroga Act”

The Eagle reports that “health and education officials” are trying to publicize the availability of “medical treatment and financial compensation” under the Federal “Zadroga Act” for people who have suffered severe illness because of exposure to toxins following the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center. There’s more information here. Although the linked NYC […]

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Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Vicinity

Once again, this coming weekend — 10:45 PM Friday, November 17 to 5:00 AM Monday, November 20 — apart from the absence all weekend of 2 and 3 train service (meaning no service at Clark Street or on the 2/3 platforms at Borough Hall), which will be a fact of life every weekend until sometime […]

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Park Entrance from Montague?

The Eagle reports that the Montague Street Business Improvement District wants a footbridge to connect the Promenade near the foot of Montague Street (photo) to Brooklyn Bridge Park. The BID says this is necessary to provide access to the Park during the time the needed repairs to the cantilevered portion of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway below […]

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Bargemusic This Weekend

This Friday evening, November 17 at 8:00, Bargemusic will present violinist Leonid Sushansky (photo) and pianist Carlos César Rodríguez, who will play works by Dvorak, Manuel De Falla, Mendelssohn, and Carlos Gardel/John Williams. On Saturday evening, November 18 at 6:00, cellist Mon-Puo Lee and pianist Han Wen Jennifer Yu will play works by Shaporin, Enescu, […]

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SOB Presents Mahler’s “Titan” at St. Ann Saturday Evening.

Gustav Mahler (1860-1911) was an Austrian composer who is regarded as the last great symphonist in the Germanic tradition. He was born to a Jewish family, but converted to Roman Catholicism in order to accept an appointment from the Austro-Hungarian Emperor. His work was highly syncretic, incorporating themes from many musical traditions. The third movement […]

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“Big Bad Brooklyn” Theme of Brooklyn Historical Society’s Free Friday This Week

This Friday evening, November 17, from 5:00 to 9:00, is the next “Free Friday” at the Brooklyn Historical Society. Admission is free. Beer is donated by Brooklyn Brewery; you’ll be asked for a suggested donation per bottle that goes to support BHS’s programs and upkeep. This Friday’s theme is “Big Bad Brooklyn”: From bootleggers to […]

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