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

This weekend Bargemusic presents a “Here and Now” festival, featuring works by seven contemporary composers, most of them world premieres. These will be performed by members of the Semplice Players, led by Bargemusic’s Artistic Director, Mark Peskanov. The festival’s first performance will be Friday evening, January 4 from 7:00 to 8:30. It will be repeated […]

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Open Thread Wednesday

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Pedestrian Traffic Jam on Brooklyn Bridge Saturday

As reported by Kaitlin Menza in House Beautiful, yesterday (Saturday, December 29) the Brooklyn Bridge pedestrian walkway (shown on an uncrowded day in the photo, by your correspondent) became extremely crowded, mostly with tourists here for the holidays and out to enjoy some relatively good winter weather. Yes, you bike enthusiasts, I know it’s a […]

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New Year’s Fireworks

This year’s New Year’s Fireworks, which begin promptly at midnight, when the ball drops, should be clearly visible from the Promenade and other Brooklyn Heights vantage points, as they will be launched from a barge near Liberty Island. If you hear some explosions and see flashes of light to the east, that’s because there is […]

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No Garbage, Organics or Recycling Collection New Year’s Day; Alternate Side Rules and Parking Meters Suspended

Our friends at Community Board 2 have advised us that, according to the City Department of Sanitation, there will be no pickup of garbage, organics, or recyclables on Tuesday, January 1. Those who normally receive pickup of these items on that day should put them out for pickup following 4:00 PM Tuesday. Also, according to […]

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Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

The only subway service change affecting service at local stations this weekend is that, from 10:45 PM this Friday, December 28 to 5:00 AM Monday, December 31 there will be no Manhattan bound service from York Street in DUMBO, as F trains will be diverted to the A line between Jay Street-MetroTech to West 4th […]

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Recent Developments on BQE Controversy

There have been several recent developments concerning the plan to repair the cantilevered portion of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway that lies below Brooklyn Heights and its Promenade, including the City Department of Transportation’s “innovative” proposal to replace the Promenade with a six lane highway while the two levels of the BQE below are repaired. This would […]

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Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby.

For the coming weekend and the following Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, Friday, December 21 through Tuesday, December 25, there are no planned maintenance operations adversely affecting service at any local stations. The following work week, from Wednesday, December 26 to Friday, December 28, each night from 9:30 PM until early the following morning (the […]

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