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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Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

Once again it’s a “Green Light Weekend” From Friday evening, May 10 to Monday morning, May 13, as there are no planned (as always, we stress “planned”) service changes directly affecting service at any local stations. The following work week, each night from 9;30 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. Monday to Tuesday May 13-14, Tuesday to […]

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Bargemusic This Weekend

Bargemusic’s weekend begins on Friday evening, May 10 at 7:00, when pianist Andreas Foivos Apostolou plays works by Purcell, Rameau, J.S. Bach, and Leo Ornstein, as well as four compositions of his own. On Saturday evening, May 11 at 6:00 pianist Olga Vinokur (photo) will present “Adventures in Transcription,” a series of works originally written […]

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Open Thread Wednesday

What’s on your mind? Comment away! Photo: C. Scales for BHB Share this Story: Tweet

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Cuomo Names Former City Council Member Yassky His Director of State Policy

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced today that he has appointed David Yassky (photo) his new Director of State Policy. Mr. Yassky previously served as City Council Member for District 33, which includes Brooklyn Heights, from 2003 to 2009. After that he served as head of the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission (2010-2013) and Dean […]

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Kite Festival at Brooklyn Bridge Park Saturday

This Saturday, May 11, from noon to 3:00 p.m., weather permitting, there will be a Kite Festival at Pier 5, the soccer field pier near the foot of Joralemon Street, Brooklyn Bridge Park. This year’s festival will include many new features, including live music, robot demonstrations, and many more fun and educational activities. Admission is […]

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Repast Baroque Ensemble Presents “The Curious Inventions of Biagio Marini” Thursday Evening

This Thursday evening, May 9 at 8:00 p.m., at the McKinney Chapel of the First Unitarian Church. 116 Pierrepont Street, the Repast Baroque Ensemble will present “The Curious Inventions of Biagio Marini,” featuring works by that seventeenth century Italian composer, along with works by Dario Castello. Marini’s music was considered to be avant garde in […]

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City Council Member Proposes “Bill of Rights” For Communities Affected by Film Shoots

Mary Frost of the Brooklyn Eagle reports that City Council Member Inez Barron, whose district includes East New York and New Lots, has introduced a bill that would create a community and media Bill of Rights, with the aim of producing clear and consistent guidelines for production companies. The bill would provide rules regarding parking, […]

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Mothers’ Day Instagram Contest

Montague Street businesses are sponsoring a Mothers’ Day Instagram contest. The rules are: (1) take a photo of your mom and post it on Instagram; (2) tell why you love her; and (3) tag with #montaguelovesmoms and #ilovemontguestreet, as well as the name of any Montague Street merchant. Prizes will be awarded; more information here. […]

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Irish Cyclist Ends Transcontinental Ride in Brooklyn Bridge Park

The Irish Times reports that 26 year old Shane Finn, of County Kerry, Ireland, today completed a 36 day bicycle journey that began at San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge and ended at Brooklyn Bridge Park, where he was greeted by his cousin, Mary Evans, who flew over from Ireland for the event. Mr. Finn undertook […]

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Borough President Adams Weighs In On BQE Plans

We recently published a letter from a Brooklyn Heights resident to various elected officials, including Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, responding to what NYC Department of Transportation representative Tanvi Pandya told a neighborhood group concerning DOT’s intentions about the repair of the Brooklyn Queens Expressway. Borough President Adams has responded to our neighbor’s letter, as […]

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