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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Democratic Primary Election Tuesday, June 23

If you’re a registered Democrat (there is no Republican primary election here) and haven’t already voted by mail or at an early voting site, you may vote early tomorrow (Sunday, June 21) from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. at an early voting site, or at the regularly scheduled time, Tuesday, June 23 from 6:00 a.m. […]

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Coming at Brooklyn Historical Society

The Brooklyn Historical Society is continuing to provide public programs on line. This coming Friday, June 19 at 12:30 p.m. BHS will present the latest in its “Bite-Size History” programs — they supply the history; you supply the bites. This one will look at Muslim history in Brooklyn through the lens of a notable land […]

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The King of Staten Island Has a Brooklyn Heights Connection

Unfortunately, it’s one that proved tragic. In an interview by Spectrum News NY1’s George Whipple with Saturday Night Live cast veteran Pete Davidson (photo), co-author and star of The King of Staten Island, along with co-author and director Judd Apatow and co-star Marisa Tomei, it’s described how the life of movie’s central character, Scott Carlin, […]

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Alternate Side Parking Suspended Through June 21

We have this from Notify NYC: The New York City Department of Transportation today announced that Alternate Side Parking regulations will be suspended citywide through 6/21. Payment at parking meters will remain in effect throughout the city. Share this Story: Tweet

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BBC America News Covers Brooklyn Heights Businesses’ COVID-19 Travails

BBC America Reporter Laura Trevelyan (see video clip below) interviewed James Weir Floral’s (photo C.Scales for BHB) Estela Johannessen and River Deli’s Andrea Mocci about the challenges they are facing and their concerns — and hopes — about the future. At 2:49 you can see your correspondent crossing Hicks Street at Montague. Share this Story: […]

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Thousands Gather for George Floyd Vigil at Cadman Plaza

Brownstoner reports that thousands – perhaps as many as ten thousand – gathered in Cadman Plaza Park this afternoon for the vigil honoring George Floyd presented by his brother, Terrence Floyd, a Brooklyn resident. While the event was scheduled for 1:00 p.m., speakers did not arrive until about 2:00. Your correspondent was there to get some photos.There was […]

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Brother of George Floyd to Lead Memorial Vigil at Cadman Plaza Park Tomorrow.

abc7NY reports that Terrence Floyd, a Brooklyn resident and brother of the murdered George Floyd, will lead a peaceful vigil in memory of his brother tomorrow, Thursday, June 4. It will begin at 1:00 p.m. in Cadman Plaza Park. Reverend Kevin McCall, an advocate for civil rights, will address the vigil. Afterward, there will be a […]

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