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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Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

Just like last weekend, this weekend there will be no service in either direction at Court Street or at the N/R platforms at Jay Street-MetroTech from 9:45 P.M. Friday, September 6 to 5:00 A.M. Monday, September 9, as N and R trains will be re-routed over the Manhattan Bridge. There are no other planned – […]

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Bargemusic This Weekend

It’s an all piano weekend at Bargemusic. The weekend begins Friday evening, September 6 at 7:00, when pianist and composer Timo Andres (photo, by Michael Wilson) will perform a concert, “Moving Études,” beginning with a 2017 composition by himself with that title, followed by six pieces that alternate between classical (Schubert) and contemporary (Philip Glass). […]

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Open Thread Wednesday

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Chip Shop Space To Go Italian, With “Natural Wines”

The New York Times, in today’s Restaurant Review by Florence Fabricant, reveals that the space next door to Colonie, on Atlantic Avenue, previously occupied by your correspondent’s beloved Chip Shop, will become Ping, a “natural wine” bar – that is, one serving “wines that are made with minimal intervention, like chemical additives or commercial yeast.” […]

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Another Air Show Tomorrow and Monday

Notify NYC tells us that tomorrow, Sunday, September 1 and Monday, September 2 (Labor Day) 7 multicolored L-39 Jets and a blue and white Jet Provost will be conducting a flyover on the Hudson River in Manhattan on 9/1 from 10 AM to 6 PM and 9/2 from 10 AM to 3 PM for a […]

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Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

This Labor Day weekend there will be no service in either direction at Court Street or at the N/R platforms at Jay Street-MetroTech from 10:45 P.M. Friday, August 30 to 5:00 A.M. Tuesday, September 3, as N and R trains will be re-routed over the Manhattan Bridge. This will continue on late nights (10:45 P.M. […]

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Transit Authority President To Meet With Community About Clark Street Elevator Repair

The Eagle’s Mary Frost reports that Transit Authority President Andy Byford will be at a town hall meeting at St. Francis College on Monday, September 16 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM to discuss and answer questions about plans for repair of the elevators at the Clark Street station, which serves the 2 and 3 subway […]

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Bargemusic This Labor Day Weekend

In town this long weekend? Bargemusic will have a “Here and Now Labor Day Festival” featuring works by contemporary composers, most of which will be world premiere performances, with the others being New York premieres. The concert Friday evening, August 30 at 7:00 will include the world premiere of “Brooklyn Menu”, composed and played on […]

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Elected Officials Press DOT on BQE Plans

The Eagle’s Mary Frost reports that local elected officials; federal. state, and local, have joined to sign a letter to New York City Department of Transportation Commissioner Polly Trottenberg, asking for clarification concerning the plans for repair or reconstruction of the cantilevered portion of the Brooklyn Queens Expressway below Brooklyn Heights and the Promenade. The […]

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