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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Town Hall Meeting on BQE Rescheduled for April 3

The town hall meeting on the BQE reconstruction plan has been rescheduled for Wednesday, April 3 at 7:00 p.m., at Plymouth Church. The town hall is co-sponsored by the Brooklyn Heights Association and A Better Way. Share this Story: Tweet

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Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

Another “Green Light” weekend. This weekend — Friday evening, March 8 to Monday morning, March 11, there are no planned (as always, I stress “planned”) service changes directly affecting service at any local stations. The following work week, from 9:45 to 11:45 p.m. each night, Monday, March 11 to Thursday, March 14, there will be […]

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Repast Baroque Ensemble Presents “Wanderlust” at First Unitarian Thursday Evening, March 14

The Repast Baroque Ensemble returns to Brooklyn Heights, and to the McKinney Chapel of the First Unitarian Church, 116 Pierrepont Street, this coming Thursday evening, March 14, starting at 8:00. They will present “Wanderlust,” a program of music that “explores the German enthrallment with nature and escapism, from the Baroque and Romantic periods.” The concert […]

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BQE Latest: DOT Closed Door Meeting With CBs; Council Speaker Urges New Look; BHA Postpones Town Hall

The City’s Department of Transportation will, according to Kevin Duggan in The Brooklyn Paper, have a closed door meeting this coming Monday, March 11 (the story doesn’t specify the time or location of the meeting) with “leaders of local community boards” to get their views on plans to rehabilitate the cantilevered portion of the Brooklyn-Queens […]

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Another Interruption in R Train Service Between Brooklyn and Manhattan?

The Brooklyn Paper reports that four elected officials, identified as U.S. Rep. Max Rose (D–Bay Ridge), State Sen. Andrew Gounardes (D–Bay Ridge), Assemblywoman Mathylde Frontus (D–Coney Island), and Councilman Justin Brannan (D–Bay Ridge), have written to Transit Authority CEO Andy Byford asking that he consider suspending service in both directions between Court Street here in […]

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BQE and Mega-Jail Dominate BHA Annual Meeting

It was standing room only at the Founders Hall Auditorium of St. Francis College for Tuesday’s Annual Meeting of the Brooklyn Heights Association. As the Eagle’s Mary Frost reports, BHA President Martha Bakos Dietz said the BHA had submitted to the City’s Department of Transportation an alternative plan that would avoid putting a temporary six […]

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Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

This weekend, from 11:00 PM Friday, March 1 to 5:00 AM Monday, March 4 there will be no Manhattan bound service at Court Street or at the R/N platforms at Jay Street-MetroTech, as R and N trains will be diverted over the Manhattan Bridge between DeKalb Avenue and Canal Street. All other lines should be […]

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Grace Chorale and String Orchestra of Brooklyn Present Memorial to “Red Summer of 1919″ at St. Ann’s Church This Weekend

This Friday evening, March 1 at 7:00 and Sunday afternoon, March 3 at 3:00 at St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church, 157 Montague Street (near Clinton), the Grace Chorale of Brooklyn and the String Orchestra of Brooklyn will join to present “A Long Dark Shadow”, a commemoration of the summer of 1919, a summer […]

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