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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Scissura to Community Groups: “Very Little Chance” of Promenade Highway

The Brooklyn Heights Association has reported that, in his strongest statement yet on the Brooklyn Queens Expressway reconstruction plans, Carlo Scissura, chair of the panel studying the issue, said the Department of Transportation’s “innovative” proposal to build a temporary six lane highway in the location of the Brooklyn Heights Promenade “has very little chance of […]

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Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

Believe it or not it’s another “Green Light Weekend.” From Friday evening, June 28 to Monday morning, July 1 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, July 1 to Wednesday, July […]

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Bargemusic This Weekend

Bargemusic’s weekend begins Friday evening, June 28 at 7:00, when the Dorian Wind Quintet (photo), along with pianist Olga Vinokur, will perform works by Mozart, Roussel, Messiaen, and J.S. Bach. On Saturday evening, June 29 at 6:00, violinist Mark Peskanov, cellist Eugene Osadchy, and pianist Anastasia Markina will perform Works by Arensky and Dvorak. On […]

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Open Thread Wednesday

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Scissura: “Brooklyn Heights will bear brunt of pain” during BQE reconstruction.

Carlo Scissura, chair of the committee appointed by Mayor de Blasio to study the reconstruction of the cantilevered portion of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway below Brooklyn Heights, was the featured speaker at this evening’s meeting of the Independent Neighborhood Democrats. This was not widely publicized until this morning, when Toba Potosky alerted some of us — […]

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Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

It’s yet another “Green Light Weekend.” From Friday evening, June 21 to Monday morning, June 24, 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 Tuesday, June 25 to Friday, June 28 there will be no Manhattan bound […]

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Landmarks Approves Plan for Hotel at 186 Remsen

Lore Croghan reports in the Eagle that the Landmarks Preservation Commission has approved the design for the Remsen Manor Hotel, which will use as its base the historic Franklin Building at 186 Remsen Street (between Clinton and Court), including restoration of its top two stories, which were destroyed in a fire. There will be a […]

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New York Times Notes Transformation of Montague Street

In Sunday’s New York Times Metropolitan Section, Ginia Bellafante’s Big City column has the title “The Empty Storefront Crisis and the End of the American Dream”. She begins by telling the story of Sam I-Rumi, proprietor of Pet’s Emporium on Montague Street (photo, by C. Scales), who immigrated to New York in 1980 at the […]

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Wilde Times at Brooklyn Bridge Park

Beginning this coming Tuesday evening, June 18 at 7:00 and continuing each evening at the same time through Sunday, June 23 on the Bridge View Lawn of Pier 1, Brooklyn Bridge Park, the New York Classical Theatre will present free performances of Oscar Wilde’s (photo) The Importance of Being Earnest. Considered one of the great […]

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