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.

Author Archive | Claude Scales

Bargemusic This Weekend

On Friday evening, September 14 at 8:00, Bargemusic will present Tokyo to New York, a concert of contemporary music by Tokyo-based and New York-based composers, performed by Thomas Piercy (photo) on clarinet and guanzi, Cheng Jin Koh on yangqin, and Chen Yihan on piano. On Saturday evening, September 15 at 8:00 and again on Sunday […]

Share this Story:
Read full story · Comments { 0 }

Vote Tomorrow

Tomorrow, Thursday, September 13, is the statewide primary election to choose candidates to run in the November general election for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, and other state offices. Polls are open from 6:00 AM until 9:00 PM. By entering your address at this website, you can see who is on the ballot in your […]

Share this Story:
Read full story · Comments { 1 }

Open Thread Wednesday

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

Share this Story:
Read full story · Comments { 38 }

Parking Tickets Issued in Heights on Rosh Hashanah

Community Board 2’s Executive Director Robert Perris has sent us the following: Several people got tickets in Brooklyn Heights today despite the fact that alternate side of the street parking was suspended for the second day of Rosh Hashanah. Shana tova! Similar incidents have happened in the past because the parking regulations on the narrow […]

Share this Story:
Read full story · Comments { 7 }

Brooklyn Book Festival This Sunday

The Brooklyn Book Festival will be on Sunday, September 16 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m at Borough Hall and other nearby venues, and in Columbus Park (immediately north of Borough Hall). There will be readings by and discussions with writers, and books for sale. There’s more information here. There will also be a special […]

Share this Story:
Read full story · Comments { 1 }

Alice’s Tea Cup Coming to Hicks and Middagh

We’ve been alerted by reader Andrew Porter that [t]he whimsical teahouse, bakery and restaurant Alice’s Tea Cup will open this year at the corner of Hicks Street and Middagh Street in Brooklyn Heights, across from PS 8. The photo is from their present location at 102 West 73rd Street, in Manhattan. Share this Story: Tweet

Share this Story:
Read full story · Comments { 19 }

Heights Players Open Season With Oliver!

Our neighbors at the Red Hook Star Revue have an excellent story about Brooklyn Heights’ community theater, the Heights Players, who stage their productions in the old chapel at 26 Willow Place (photo), between Joralemon and State Streets, in Willowtown. The Players began their 2018-19 season — their 63rd — this weekend with Lionel Bart’s […]

Share this Story:
Read full story · Comments { 0 }

Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Vicinity

This weekend, from 9:45 PM Friday, September 7 to 5:00 AM Monday, September 10 there will be no service in either direction to or from the 4/5 platforms at Borough Hall, as 4 trains are originating and terminating at Bowling Green in Manhattan, and 5 trains don’t serve Brooklyn on weekends. 2 and 3 trains […]

Share this Story:
Read full story · Comments { 0 }

Bargemusic This Weekend

Bargemusic begins the weekend Friday evening, September 7 at 8:00 with a concert in honor of the American composer Ned Rorem (photo, Christian Steiner), who celebrates his 95th birthday this year. Pieces by Rorem, including a world premiere of his Pas de Trois for clarinet, violin, and piano, and by others composed in his honor, […]

Share this Story:
Read full story · Comments { 0 }

Open Thread Wednesday

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

Share this Story:
Read full story · Comments { 19 }