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

This weekend Bargemusic presents its “Here and Now Winter Festival,” a series of three concerts, on Friday evening, January 3 at 7:00, Saturday evening, January 4 at 6:00, and Sunday afternoon, January 5 at 4:00. The program for each of these performances is the same, consisting of short pieces by contemporary composers; almost all of […]

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What’s in the Crystal Ball for Brooklyn?

The Eagle’s Mary Frost interviewed prominent Brooklynites, asking for their views on Brooklyn’s future. Carlo Scissura, head of the Mayor’s panel studying the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, predicts that “the BQE will get some much-needed love and attention.” Love? He also thinks the Nets will make the playoffs. Karen Johnson, owner of DUMBO’s Olympia Wine Bar, thinks […]

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Open Thread Wednesday

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

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Teresa’s Closing?

In September we noted, thanks to an alert reader, that Teresa’s restaurant was listed on a real estate site as for lease. We now have it on unofficial, but we think reliable, authority that next Sunday, January 5, will be Teresa’a last day. At least I was able to get my tripe soup, kielbasa, sauerkraut […]

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Bargemusic Presents New Year’s Eve and Day Celebrations

Bargemusic will not have its usual concert schedule this weekend, although there will be a free “Music in Motion” concert at 4:00 p.m. Saturday, December 28 – doors open at 3:45; first come, first served. On New Year’s Eve, Tuesday evening, December 31 at 7:00 there will be a New Year’s Eve Celebration, and on […]

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Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

This weekend, from about 12:01 a.m. Saturday, December 28 to about 5:00 a.m. Monday, December 30 there will be no 3 train service running in either direction, but 2 trains should be running normally, so there will be service at Clark Street and at Borough Hall. For those traveling into Brooklyn, 4 trains will be […]

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Open Thread Wednesday

Happy holidays to all our readers. What’s on your mind? Comment away! Share this Story: Tweet

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Downtown Brooklyn Group Has Plan to Make Area Pedestrian and Bike Friendly

The Eagle’s Lore Croghan reports on a plan, the “Public Realm Action Plan”, by the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership, a private, not-for-profit organization, for a “sweeping redesign” of the streetscape in our nearby neighborhood, where many of us shop. Contributing to the design, along with architecture and design studio WXY, was Bjarke Ingels Group, which has […]

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Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

It’s a “green light” weekend at local stations all this weekend (late Friday evening, December 20 to early Monday morning, December 23) and the following Christmas week (late nights, Monday, December 23 to Friday, December 27) there are no planned (as always, we stress planned service changes adversely affecting service at any local stations. As […]

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Bargemusic This Weekend and Christmas

The Beethoven fest continues at Bargemusic this weekend with performances of all of his Opus 18 string quartets, of which there are six, by members of the Semplice Players along with Bargemusic’s Artistic Director, Mark Peskanov, on violin. The first concert, featuring quartets 3, 6, and 4, will be on Friday evening, December 20 at […]

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