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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Bargemusic This Weekend

Pianist, thereminist, and Haken continuum player Rob Schwimmer (photo) begins Bargemusic’s weekend on Friday evening, November 1 at 7:00, with a solo performance of works from his newly released album Heart of Hearing, along with “new, old, and other works.” On Saturday evening, November 2 at 6:00, and again on Sunday afternoon, November 3 at […]

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Open Thread Wednesday

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Bill to Ban Non-Essential Helicopter Flights Over City Introduced in Congress

The Eagle’s Mary Frost reports that three U.S. Rrepresentatives, all of whom serve districts at least partly in Brooklyn, including Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez (photo), whose New York 7th District includes all of Brooklyn Heights, and Representatives Carolyn Maloney and Jerrold Nadler, have introduced the Improving Helicopter Safety Bill of 2019. If enacted, the bill would […]

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Theater 2020 Gala Next Saturday Celebrates Hal Prince

Next Saturday. November 2, Theater 2020, Brooklyn Heights’ own award winning professional stage company, will present Broadway in Brooklyn, a Salute to Hal Prince, a gala fundraising concert celebrating the late, legendary Broadway producer and director Hal Prince, who served on Theater 2020’s Advisory Board and was a mentor to its co-Artistic Directors (and Heights […]

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Beethoven at St. Ann’s Church Sunday Afternoon

Beethoven’s 250th birthday is next year; but, if like my wife and I you have your clock radio tuned to WQXR, you know that the celebration is underway now. On this Sunday, October 27 at 4:00 p.m., at St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church, enter at 157 Montague Street (near Clinton), the Brooklyn Metro […]

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Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

This weekend, from about 11:30 p.m. Friday, October 25 to about 5:00 a.m. Monday, October 28, there will be no 2 or 3 train service in either direction at Clark Street or Borough Hall. The 4, A, C, F, N, and R trains should – we stress “should” – be running normally all weekend. The […]

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Helicopter Noise Press Conference Saturday

Our friends at the Brookyn Heights Association have notified us that this Saturday morning, October 26, at 10:00 [y]ou are invited to join Congress Members Nydia Velázquez, Carolyn Maloney and Jerrold Nadler this Saturday on the steps of City Hall for a major announcement introducing federal legislation. The Improving Helicopter Safety Act of 2019, seeks […]

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Bargemusic This Weekend

Bargemusic’s weekend starts early, on Thursday evening, October 24 at 7:00 (sorry for the late notice), when pianist Bobby Mitchell (photo, © Jiyang Chen, August 2016; used with permission) presents the New York premiere of Rzewski’s “Songs of Insurrection.” On Friday evening, October 25 at 7:00, clarinetist Thomas Piercy, along with other musicians and singers, […]

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Ice Cream Trucks a Problem?

Mary Frost, in the Eagle, has a story about DUMBO residents who “have had it with the noisy, fume-spewing ice cream trucks clogging their streets and sidewalks.” However, if you follow the link and read to the end of Mary’s story, you’ll find some reports of Brooklyn Heights residents complaining about noise and fumes from […]

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