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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Many Local Places of Worship Suspend or Modify Services

The Rt. Rev. Lawrence C. Provenzano, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Long Island, which includes Brooklyn, has ordered all churches in the Diocese, including Grace Church (photo) and St. Ann & the Holy Trinity, to suspend services beginning today through March 26. At that time it will be decided whether to continue the suspension, which would then […]

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Daily News on 90 Year Old Unsolved Slaying of 84th Precinct Cop

Rocco Parascandola, in the Daily News, tells the story of how, ninety years ago tomorrow, Patrolman Walter DeCastillia, assigned to what is still our local 84th Precinct, was gunned down and killed in a crime for which no one was brought to justice. Patrolman DeCastilia was guarding a cash payroll transfer at a business on York Street in […]

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Community Board 2 Cancels Remaining March Meetings

We’ve received word that Brooklyn Community Board 2, which covers Brooklyn Heights and nearby neighborhoods, has cancelled all committee meetings scheduled for the remainder of March. The cancelled meetings are: Parks and Recreation Committee meeting — March 16 Land Use Committee meeting — March 18 Transportation and Public Safety Committee meeting — March 19 Executive […]

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City Provides Aid to Small Businesses and Individuals Affected by COVID-19

We’ve learned, via Notify NYC, that “[t]he City will provide relief for small businesses that are making less because of COVID-19.” Details are here.  Help for affected individuals, including eviction assistance and emergency cash grants to cover rent or utility arrears, is also available. Go to Mayor de Blasio’s State of Emergency declaration and scroll down to the text […]

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More Coronavirus Updates: Borough President Adams, BPL, BHS, BBP

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams (photo) has announced that, starting this coming Monday, March 16, all events at Borough Hall are cancelled, excluding “Grow Brooklyn Free Tax Prep, for which appointments remain necessary, pending eligibility.”  The Constituent Assistance Center won’t be available for walk-ins, but can be reached through email – askeric@brookynbp.nyc.gov – or by calling […]

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Cuomo, de Blasio Declare State of Emergency; Large Gatherings Banned

Governor Andrew Cuomo (photo) today declared a statewide State of Emergency, and Mayor Bill de Blasio has followed with a citywide one. The Daily News reports that these declarations, which go into effect at 5:00 p.m. tomorrow (Friday, March 13) prohibit “events of more than 500 people” in “areas, concert halls and houses of worship.” What isn’t […]

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Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

This weekend, from about 11:45 p.m. Friday, March 13 until about 5:00 a.m. Monday, March 16 there will be no C trains running, but A trains should be providing service in both directions at High Street and at Jay Street-MetroTech. A trains will be making local stops in Brooklyn, but in Manhattan A trains will […]

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Repast Baroque Ensemble’s “Struggle and Jubilation” Concert Postponed

We have been advised by Repast Baroque Ensemble that their concerts, “Struggle and Jubilation,”  scheduled for this coming Wednesday, March 18 at McKinney Chapel, First Unitarian Church, and also at Manhattan Country School on Thursday, March 19, have been postponed to dates to be announced. We will let you know when those dates have been decided. […]

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Remaining Theater 2020 “Sondheim on Sondheim” Performances Cancelled

We have been advised that the remaining two performances of Theater 2020’s “Sondheim on Sondheim”, scheduled for this Friday, March 13 and Saturday, March 14 at St. Francis College have been cancelled. Those who bought tickets on line have been informed that they are receiving refunds. Share this Story: Tweet

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Open Thread Wednesday

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