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 Vicinity

Once again, this coming weekend — 10:45 PM today (Friday, December 1) to 5:00 AM Monday, December 4 — there will be no 2 and 3 train service (meaning no service at Clark Street or on the 2/3 platforms at Borough Hall), which will be a fact of life every weekend until sometime next summer. […]

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Bargemusic This Weekend

On Friday, December 1 at 8:00 p.m. Bargemusic will present the Aspen String Trio (photo), along with pianist Rita Sloan, performing works by Mozart and Schumann. Saturday evening, December 2 at 8:00 a stellar group of musicians, led by pianist Alexander Peskanov, will perform works by Debussy, Barber, Alicia Jonas, and by Mr. Peskanov himself. […]

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Open Thread Wednesday

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Silhouette Artist At Brooklyn Women’s Exchange This Weekend

Silhouette artist Deborah O’Connor will be at the Brooklyn Women’s Exchange, 55 Pierrepont Street (between Henry and Hicks) Friday, December 1 from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.; Saturday, December 2 and Sunday, December 3 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Her last appointment on Sunday will begin at 4:00 p.m. Silhouette portraitist Deborah O’Connor cuts […]

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Vacant Retail Spaces: Why? What, If Anything, Can Be Done?

You would have to have been in Brooklyn Heights for over five years to remember when the last tenant, Starbucks, moved out of 112 Montague Street (photo) to a smaller space a block away. Since then, apart from being used as storage space for Lassen & Hennigs next door, the space has lain fallow. While […]

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Bargemusic This Weekend

On Friday evening, November 24 at 8:00, Bargemusic will present pianist Philip Edward Fisher playing the last in his series of concerts, “Fisher Plays Beethoven,” in which he will complete his performance of all of Beethoven’s piano sonatas. On Saturday evening, November 25 at 6:00, and again on Sunday afternoon, November 26 at 4:00 violinist […]

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Subway Service Alerts, Brooklyn Heights and Vicinity

Update: Although it’s not noted on the MTA website, we’re told that a sign at the Clark Street station says it will be closed all day today, November 23, Thanksgiving Day. Apart from that, today there are no planned cancellations, route diversions, or station skips directly affecting service at any local stations, although trains will […]

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Heights Residents May Be Eligible For Assistance Under “Zadroga Act”

The Eagle reports that “health and education officials” are trying to publicize the availability of “medical treatment and financial compensation” under the Federal “Zadroga Act” for people who have suffered severe illness because of exposure to toxins following the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center. There’s more information here. Although the linked NYC […]

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Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Vicinity

Once again, this coming weekend — 10:45 PM Friday, November 17 to 5:00 AM Monday, November 20 — apart from the absence all weekend of 2 and 3 train service (meaning no service at Clark Street or on the 2/3 platforms at Borough Hall), which will be a fact of life every weekend until sometime […]

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