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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Commercial Shoot at Promenade Montague Street Entrance Sunday Night

The Brooklyn Heights Association has alerted us to a planned shoot of a commercial for the U.S. Army to take place Sunday, May 31, beginning at 6:00 p.m. to Monday morning, June 1, at 1:00. The shoot will feature people watching fireworks from the Promenade (the fireworks will be added digitally), will be produced by […]

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Settlement Allows Pier 6 Tower Plans to Proceed

The Daily News reports that People for Green Space Foundation and the Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation have agreed to settle a lawsuit brought by the Foundation that sought to prevent the construction of two residential towers on the landward side of Pier 6 in Brooklyn Bridge Park, near the Atlantic Avenue entrance and just south […]

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Open Thread Wednesday

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Lebanese Food Festival This Weekend

The annual Lebanese Food Festival will be this coming Saturday, May 30 and Sunday, May 31 at Our Lady of Lebanon Maronite Catholic Cathedral, Remsen Street between Henry and Clinton streets. Share this Story: Tweet

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Tribute to WWII Veterans at Cadman Plaza Park Sunday

This Sunday, May 24, starting at 10:30 a.m., there will be a tribute to Brooklyn’s World War Two veterans at the Brooklyn War Memorial in Cadman Plaza Park. There are 25 living Brooklyn WWII veterans who will receive honors. The U.S. Navy Ceremonial Marching Band, the U.S. Air Force Honor Guard, the American Bombshell Singers, […]

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AM New York Goes Shopping on Montague Street

AM New York’s Alison Fox visited Montague Street to write the paper’s first installment of an “Explore a Block” series. Ms. Fox noted that Brooklyn Heights is one of the city’s oldest neighborhoods, having been first settled in 1636 by a group of Dutch farmers who were unhappy with the rocky soil of lower Manhattan […]

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84th Precinct Captain Not Optimistic About Getting More Cops for Brooklyn Bridge Park

The Eagle reports that, at last Tuesday’s 84th Precinct Community Council meeting, Capt. Sergio Centa was “not as optimistic” as he had been at the previous Council meeting about his ability to get more officers assigned to patrol Brooklyn Bridge Park in response to his request that followed the

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Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks on East River Again This Year

Brooklyn News 12 reports that the Macy’s Fourth of July Fireworks, which had been moved to the Hudson River side of Manhattan for several years, but returned to the East River side, facing Brooklyn Heights and DUMBO, last year, will be on the East River again this year. Share this Story: Tweet

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

For those in town over the Memorial Day weekend, there’s plenty of action on the local music and theater scenes. Bargemusic has a full schedule of concerts. On Friday evening, May 22, starting at 8:00, pianists Timo Andres (photo) and David Kaplan will play works by Barber, Christopher Cerrone, Ravel, and Stravinsky. On Saturday evening, […]

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Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Vicinity

Throughout the Memorial Day weekend, from 11:45 p.m. Friday, May 22 to 5:00 a.m. Tuesday, May 26, Brooklyn Bound F trains will be diverted to the A/C line from Canal Street to Jay Street/Metro Tech (above Canal in Manhattan they will be running on the E line). This means no service from Manhattan to York […]

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