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.

Author Archive | Claude Scales

Bargemusic This Weekend

On Saturday evening, March 18 (there is no Friday concert this week) at 8:00, Bargemusic presents the Aviv Quartet playing works by Mozart, Shostakovich, and Ravel. On Sunday afternoon, March 19, at 4:00, the Alaria Trio will perform works by Arvo Pärt, Beethoven, and Schubert. There are details for each concert and you may buy […]

Share this Story:
Read full story · Comments { 0 }

Open Thread Wednesday

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

Share this Story:
Read full story · Comments { 43 }

Coming at Brooklyn Historical Society: Remembering Jane Jacobs; Appreciating Immigrant New York

This Thursday evening, March 16, at 6:30, the Brooklyn Historical Society will present “The Legacy of Jane Jacobs,” a panel discussion moderated by New York Times writer Ginia Bellafante and featuring Matt Tyrnauer, director and co-producer of the documentary Citizen Jane; Robert Hammond, co-founder of Friends of the High Line; and Samuel Zipp, Associate professor […]

Share this Story:
Read full story · Comments { 0 }

“Handel and the Voice” at First Unitarian This Friday Evening, March 17

This Friday evening, March 17, at 8:00 at the McKinney Chapel of the First Unitarian Church, 116 Pierrepont Street (between Monroe Place and Clinton), the Repast Baroque Ensemble (photo) will present “Handel and the Voice,” a concert of works by Handel, Vivaldi, Purcell, and Telemann, including vocals by bass-baritone Jonathan Woody. Tickets are $30 general […]

Share this Story:
Read full story · Comments { 0 }

The Air Was Cold, But The Birds Were Out

Your correspondent ventured out at 8:45 yesterday (Saturday) morning in sub-zero wind chill to walk from his home on Montague Street down to the Pier 1 entrance. There he met Heather Wolf, author of Birding at the Bridge and guide for a bird walk scheduled for what proved to be a very cold morning. The […]

Share this Story:
Read full story · Comments { 2 }

Park Corporation, BHA Trade Punches Over Pier 6 Development

We previously noted that the Brooklyn Heights Association, citing new information from the City’s Department of Finance concerning valuation of existing properties on park land, was going forward with its lawsuit to prevent construction of two residential towers near Pier Six and the Atlantic Avenue entrance to Brooklyn Bridge Park. Curbed now reports that the […]

Share this Story:
Read full story · Comments { 0 }

Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

Post-Sandy work takes a heavy toll on service at local stations this weekend. From 11:45 p.m. Friday, March 10 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, March 13 there will be no 4 train service in either direction (and 5 trains don’t serve Brooklyn on weekends). During this same time, A and C trains in both directions will […]

Share this Story:
Read full story · Comments { 1 }

Security Cameras Coming Along Joralemon Street

DNA Info’s Alexandra Leon reports that about ten to twelve street-facing security cameras will be placed on residential buildings on Joralemon Street between Clinton and Furman streets this spring. This is in response to residents’ complaints about an increase in crime because of Joralemon’s becoming the principal entrance to Brooklyn Bridge Park. The DNA Info […]

Share this Story:
Read full story · Comments { 31 }

Bargemusic This Weekend

On Friday evening, March 10 at Bargemusic presents pianist Steven Beck (photo) playing works by Schubert and Brahms. On Saturday evening, March 11 at 6:00 and again at 8:00, and on Sunday afternoon, March 12 at 2:00 and 4:00, Bargemusic’s Artistic and Executive Director Mark Peskanov on violin is joined by the Semplice Players to […]

Share this Story:
Read full story · Comments { 0 }

Open Thread Wednesday

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

Share this Story:
Read full story · Comments { 24 }