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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Brooklyn Heights Author Rachel Cline Reads From New Novel

On Thursday evening your correspondent attended a reading at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe by Brooklyn Heights resident and native Rachel Cline, from her forthcoming novel, The Question Authority. Her central character in the story, like Ms. Cline, lives in the Heights and works for the City’s Board of Education, but Ms. Cline carefully said that […]

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BHA’s Exec Director Peter Bray Leaving; Replacement Sought

The Brooklyn Heights Association has announced that “with much regret, … it has begun a search for a new Executive Director to replace Peter Bray, who will be leaving his post at the end of June to attend to a serious health issue within his family.” Mr. Bray has served as BHA’s Executive Director since […]

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Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

Fortune blesses us with another “Green Light” weekend. This weekend — Friday evening, March 22 to Monday morning, March 25 — there are no planned (as always, I stress “planned”) service changes directly affecting service at any local stations. The following work week, each night Monday, March 25 to Friday, March 29 from 11:45 p.m. […]

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CB 2 Chairman Says DOT “Back to Square One” on BQE Plans

Kevin Duggan in The Broklyn Paper quotes Brooklyn Community Board 2 Chairman Lenny Singletary quoting City Department of Transportation officials as saying, at the closed door meeting with Community Board representatives a week ago, that they moved away from the agency’s two initial plans proposed last fall — which would either turn the Brooklyn Heights […]

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Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

Our good luck continues with another “Green Light” weekend, appropriate for St. Patrick’s Day. This weekend — Friday evening, March 15 to Monday morning, March 18 — there are no planned (as always, I stress “planned”) service changes directly affecting service at any local stations. The following work week — Monday, March 18 to Friday, […]

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Teresa’s to Re-Open Tomorrow Morning?

The Brooklyn Paper reports that popular neighborhood eatery Teresa’s was closed Tuesday by order of the Health Department because of “evidence of mice inside, and … that the kitchen’s setup did not adequately protect food from contamination.” However, this afternoon the yellow Health Department sign was gone, and in its place was a hand-lettered sign […]

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City Comptroller Proposes New BQE Plan

The Brooklyn Eagle’s Mary Frost reports that City Comptroller Scott Stringer (photo, Thomas Good / NLN) has proposed an alternative to the City Department of Transportation’s plan to replace the Brooklyn Heights Promenade with a temporary six lane highway for a period not less than six years, or to repair the BQE lane by lane […]

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Bach B Minor Mass at Zion Church April 7

Bach in the Heights will perform J.S. Bach’s B Minor Mass, conducted by Edward Houser, on Sunday, April 7 at 3:00 p.m. at the Zion German Evangelical Lutheran Church, 125 Henry Street (between Pierrepont and Clark). The singers and instrumentalists for this performance include those “who regularly perform with premier musical organizations like the Metropolitan […]

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