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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“Billion Oyster Project” Tour of Brooklyn Bridge Park Tomorrow

Tomorrow evening, Wednesday, October 1 starting at 6:30 p.m. at the Old Fulton Street entrance to Brooklyn Bridge Park, there will be a tour, guided by the New York Harbor School’s Sam Janis, of the Park’s oyster gardens. Mr. Janis will explain “the power of these tiny ecosystem engineers” and show how they are being [...]

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Brooklyn Women’s Exchange Celebrates 160th Anniversary

The Brooklyn Women’s Exchange had a party this evening to celebrate its 160th year of providing a market for handcrafted goods made in Brooklyn and beyond, and a place to shop for interesting and sometimes hard to find gifts, children’s clothing, toys, books, stationery, and other items. A considerable number of BWE officers, board members, [...]

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Some Scenes From The 2014 Atlantic Antic

Perfect weather encouraged a large crowd to attend today’s fortieth anniversary Atlantic Antic. Your correspondent enjoyed grilled sardines and Sangria in front of Chez Moi. Encouraged by a friend, he tried a salt codfish (bacalao) fritter prepared by the good people of Yglesia Antioqua, near Court and Atlantic. It was delicious, but aroused a thirst [...]

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Have You Lost a Parakeet?

This pretty budgie alighted outside 57 Montague Street this evening, was gently captured, and is now in a box, with air holes and dishes of seed and water, next to the doorkeeper’s desk. If it’s yours, please come to 57 Montague and claim it. If it’s not claimed by tomorrow morning, I will contact local [...]

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Montague Street Photo Contest Deadline Extended

The deadline for entries in the Montague Street BID’s photo contest has been extended until November 28. There’s more information here, the official rules are here and you can

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

This will be another busy weekend, with the DUMBO Arts Festival starting tomorrow (Friday, September 26) and running through Sunday, September 28; the Atlantic Antic, celebrating its 40th year, on Sunday; and, as reader Reggie reminds us, also on Sunday the 21st Annual Bus Festival. This is also your last weekend to view Photoville. (Photoville [...]

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Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Vicinity

The subway deities are on our side again, as there are no planned cancellations, route changes, or station skips directly affecting service at any local stations this weekend, Friday evening, September 26 to Monday morning, September 29. If you’re traveling into Brooklyn, though, be aware that, just like the last two weekends, 2, 3, and [...]

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Elected Officials Say SUNY Actions on LICH “Disgraceful”; “Disgusting”

Speaking at a rally and press conference early this afternoon outside Long Island College Hospital called by the New York State Nurses Association, New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer (photo, with Democratic State Assembly Candidate Jo Anne Simon) characterized SUNY’s actions with regard to LICH as “nothing sort of disgraaceful.” He said there is a [...]

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#SaveLICH Meeting: SUNY Must Meet With Community

At a meeting Tuesday evening at the Cobble Hill Health Center, called in response to the announcement that NYU’s apparent withdrawal from the Fortis deal to purchase Long Island College Hospital, it was the consensus of those present that local elected officials should ask SUNY to participate in a public discussion of its plans for [...]

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Photos From Montague Street Summer Space and BHA Dog Show

Bugle/BHB publisher Homer Fink (seated, in loud shirt) chats with EJ, Beth, and future BHB commenter Calvin, who will celebrate his first birthday soon. More photos and text after the jump. Adorbs kits Charlotte and Fritz chow down while awaiting adoption at the Brooklyn Bridge Animal Welfare Coalition tent. Brooklyn Heights Association President and Bugle [...]

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Atlantic Antic; DUMBO Arts Festival Next Weekend

Big things will be happening to the north and south of Brooklyn Heights next weekend. To our south, on Atlantic Avenue, the Atlantic Antic, Brooklyn’s largest street fair, will have its fortieth anniversary on Sunday, September 28. The Antic features food and crafts vendors, live music from various traditions, and treats for kids such as [...]

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Community Council Welcomes New 84th Precinct Captain Sergio Centa

The Eagle reports that, at the recent meeting of the 84th Precinct Community Council, the 84th’s new skipper, Captain Sergio Centa, was welcomed back to the area. Capt. Centa had previously worked at the 84th for six months, starting in 2011. He replaces Capt. Maximo Tolentino, who led the 84th since 2012, and who has [...]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

There’s a lot going on this weekend. The Brooklyn Book Festival is already underway with “Bookend” events, but the main program is on Sunday, September 21, with events starting from 10:00 a.m to 6:00 p.m. (schedule here). Also on Sunday there’s the Montague Street Summer Space from noon to 5:00 p.m.–come meet the BHB crew [...]

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