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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Open Thread Wednesday

What’s on your mind? Comment away! Sorry for the delay – I got distracted by election returns last night. Share this Story: Tweet

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Kids in Droves (Adults, Too) Write and Color Cards to Mayor de Blasio Protesting Promenade Destruction

On Sunday afternoon, A Better Way NYC sponsored a postcard write-and-color-in outside the Pierrepont Playground, as reported by Mary Frost in The Brooklyn Eagle. Turnout was indeed impressive, as your correspondent can attest (see photo). Share this Story: Tweet

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Vote on Tuesday!

In case you hadn’t heard, this Tuesday, November 6 is a biggie: the 2018 midterm elections. A U.S. Senate seat is on the ballot. So are state offices, including Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, and Comptroller, along with State Senator and Assembly Member. Various local judges are on the ballot as well. There are also […]

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Grace Chorale Presents “Musica Mystica” at St. Ann’s Church Next Weekend

On Friday evening, November 9 at 7:00 and Sunday afternoon, November 11 at 3:00, the Grace Chorale of Brooklyn, under the direction of Jason Asbury, along with the St. Ann’s School High School Chorus and Consort, baritone Peter Kendall Clark, and soprano Morissa Pepose, will present “Musica Mystica,” a concert including “O frondens virga” by […]

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“Show Up for Shabbat” at Brooklyn Heights Synagogue Saturday Morning, November 3

Sorry for the very late notice. Brooklyn Heights Synagogue has invited all friends and neighbors, of whatever faith or belief, to show solidarity with their congregation, the American Jewish Committee, and all Jews by attending Shabbat service at the Synagogue this Saturday morning, November 3, at 10:30. Brooklyn Heights Synagogue is located at 131 Remsen […]

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Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

This weekend, from 9:45 PM Friday, November 2 to 5:00 AM Monday, November 5 there will be a do-si-do (see photo) involving A and C trains on one part and F trains on the other. Manhattan bound A and C trains will be running on the F line between Jay Street/Metro Tech and West 4th […]

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BHA Update on BQE; “Save the Promenade” is now “A Better Way NYC”

The Brooklyn Heights Association has sent us an update on efforts to have the City’s Department of Transportation to pursue alternatives to replacing the Brooklyn Heights Promenade for a period of at least six years with a temporary elevated six lane highway carrying heavy truck and auto traffic. The BHA has worked with Save the […]

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Bargemusic This Weekend

It’s an all piano weekend at Bargemusic. On Friday evening, November 2 at 7:00 pianist Sara Davis Buechner will return to Bargemusic to play a second concert of works by the Jazz Age composers Dana Suesse and George Gershwin, feturing a different set of works than those in her October 12 concert. For fans of […]

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Open Thread Wednesday

What’s on your mind? Comment away! Photo: Martha Foley Share this Story: Tweet

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Brooklyn Historical Society Celebrates Brooklyn’s Historical Halloweens Wednesday

From 6:00 to 9:00 this Wednesday – Halloween! – evening, the Brooklyn Historical Society will present “Boos in the Borough: a Brooklyn Historical Halloween,” which will be “an evening of Halloween hijinks” featuring guest speakers, and “a contest for the title of Best Dressed Ghoul in Brooklyn!” The event is free, but you must register, […]

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