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

Clarinetist Alexander Fiterstein and pianist Anna Polonsky (photo by Scott Meivogel) start Bargemusic’s concerts this weekend on Friday evening, October 6 at 8:00 with performances of works by Bernstein, Rozsa, Brahms, and Poulenc. On Saturday evening, October 7 at 8:00 cellist Inbal Segev and pianist Juho Pohjonen will play works by Grieg, Chopin, and Schumann. […]

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Open Thread Wednesday

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Fireworks Tomorrow Night (Yes, Again, and This Time Close)

There will be fireworks tomorrow night (Sunday, October 1) starting at 7:00 PM. According to the NYC Fireworks Displays site, they are to be from Pier 16, East River, which is directly opposite Brooklyn Heights, so they will be clearly visible from the Promenade (and audible throughout the neighborhood). The sponsor is the Association of […]

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Fireworks Tomorrow Night

There will be fireworks tomorrow night (Saturday, September 30) starting at 10:55 PM. They will be launched from a barge off Red Hook, opposite the Liberty Warehouse. They might not be visible from all parts of Brooklyn Heights or the Promenade because of intervening tall buildings, though they should be visible from many rooftops. They […]

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Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Vicinity

Just like last weekend, apart from the absence of 2 and 3 train service in both directions between Brooklyn and Manhattan, meaning no service at Clark Street this weekend (11:30 PM Friday, September 29 to 5:00 AM Monday, October 2), but with 5 trains (which don’t usually serve Brooklyn on weekends) taking their place, and […]

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Bargemusic This Weekend

This Friday evening, September 29, at 8:00, Bargemusic will present “Celebrating Polish Composers,” featuring works by Zarzycki, Twardowski, Lutoslawski, Szymanowski, and Wieniawski (thank God for copy and paste), performed by Kinga Augustyn (photo) on violin and David Oei on piano. On Sunday afternoon, October 1, at 2:00,

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Participatory Budgeting Meeting at St. Francis College Tuesday Evening, September 26

Sorry for the late notice. City Council Member Steven Levin (photo) has advised us that there will be a Participatory Budgeting meeting at St, Francis College, 180 Remsen Street, on Tuesday evening, September 26 starting at 7:00. Levin has a kitty of money to spend on projects in his district, which includes Brooklyn Heights and […]

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Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Vicinity

Apart from the absence of 2 and 3 train service in both directions between Brooklyn and Manhattan, meaning no service at Clark Street (as Dodgers fans of yore said, “Wait ’til next year!”) this weekend (11:30 PM Friday, September 22 to 5:00 AM Monday, September 25), but with 5 trains (which don’t usually serve Brooklyn […]

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Pop-Up Pool Will Be Back For One More Summer, But What Will Replace It?

The Eagle reports that the powers-that-be at Brooklyn Bridge Park have allowed the much loved Pop-Up Pool (photo) to survive through the summer of 2018. However, the Eagle story notes: Next summer will be absolutely the last year for the pool, however, as it is located in the site of the planned Pier 2 uplands […]

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