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 Responds to Park’s Developer Announcement

The Brooklyn Heights Association has responded to the Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation’s announcement that it has selected a developer for the proposed high rise residential buildings on the Pier Six uplands. The BHA is “troubled” by the announcement, noting that: Moving forward on the award of this contract with so many open questions and in […]

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Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Vicinity

It’s another green light this long Independence Day weekend (11:00 p.m. Thursday, July 2 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, July 6) as there are no planned cancellations, route diversions, or station skips directly affecting service at any local stations. The following week (Monday, July 6 to Friday, July 10) each night from 10:00 p.m. to 5:00 […]

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Park Officials Recommend Developer For Pier Six Towers

Despite the possibility that a new environmental review may be required before development may proceed, the Daily News reports that Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation staff have recommended the selection of RAL Development Services for the two proposed high rise residential towers near the Atlantic Avenue entrance to the Park. RAL was responsible for the development […]

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Waterfront History Tour Wednesday Evening, and Smorgasburg Lives on Pier 5 Uplands

The week before last, while writing my Last Minute Weekend Suggestions, I noticed that Smorgasburg had disappeared from the listing of events on the Brooklyn Bridge Park Website. This, and my having seen a news item about Smorgasburg starting up at Coney Island, made me assume (a word that Capt. Noland, my gunnery instructor in […]

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Some Empire State Development Board Members Consider Need for New EIS for Pier 6 Towers

At Thursday’s meeting of the Empire State Development Corporation’s (ESDC) board of directors, as reported in Mary Frost’s Eagle story, two board members questioned whether Brooklyn Bridge Park’s 2005 Final Environmental Impact Statement and the 2014 Technical Memorandum supplementing it properly considered changes in the local environment, particularly population growth and its stress on infrastructure […]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

It’s a busy weekend at Brooklyn Bridge Park with lots of free activities. The Swedish circus performers Magmanus (photo) will give shows on the Harbor View Lawn, Pier 1 at 4:00 and 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 27 and on Sunday, June 28. On Saturday there will be two activities appealing to kids and their […]

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Fireworks Tomorrow; Yes, More Fireworks

There will be fireworks Thursday evening, June 25, off Liberty Island, starting at 9:20 p.m.; these are sponsored by IP Soft. (Would they be louder if sponsored by IP Hard?) ‘Tis summer, so it must be the season for fireworks. Weekend after this we get the mother of them all. After that, maybe things will […]

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Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Vicinity

It’s a three-peat green light weekend (Friday night, June 26 to Monday morning, June 29) with no planned cancellations, route changes, or station skips directly affecting service at any local stations. Those traveling to or from la Brooklyn profonde should know that from 11:30 p.m. Friday to 5:00 a.m. Monday there will be no service […]

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