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

Bargemusic’s weekend begins on Friday evening, April 21 at 8:00 with pianist Lara Downes (photo) playing a concert with the title “I’ve Known Rivers,” featuring works by Ned Rorem, Samuel Coleridge Taylor, Margaret Bonds, Sarah Kirkland Snider, Henry Mancini, Arthur Hamilton, Jerome Kern, Frederic Rzewski, and Chopin. On Saturday evening, April 22 at 8:00, and […]

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Open Thread Wednesday

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Sanitation Town Hall Tomorrow Evening, Wednesday, April 19

The Brooklyn Heights Association has advised us that the twice postponed Sanitation Town Hall will be held tomorrow, Wednesday, April 19, starting at 6:00 PM, at Founders Hall, St. Francis College, 182 Remsen Street. Representatives of the NYC Department of Sanitation will be there to answer your questions and hear your complaints. City Council Member […]

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Earth Day Celebrated on Montague Saturday

This coming Saturday, April 22, there will be an Earth Day celebration on Montague Street, all the way from Court Street to the Promenade entrance. The events will begin at noon, with music by the Brooklyn United Marching Band until 1:00. Immediately following that, from 1:00 until 4:00 PM, there will be other music and […]

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Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Vicinity

It’s one of those weekends. From 11:45 PM Friday, April 14 to 5:00 AM Monday, April 17 there will be no service in either direction at High Street or at the 4/5 platforms at Borough Hall. A and C trains are being diverted to the F line between Jay Street-Metro Tech and West 4th Street, […]

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Silhouette Artist Deborah O’Connor Returning to Brooklyn Women’s Exchange April 21-23

Silhouette artist Deborah O’Connor will be at the Brooklyn Women’s Exchange, 55 Pierrepont Street (between Henry and Hicks) Friday, April 21; Saturday, April 22; and Sunday, April 23, during regular store hours. Her silhouette portraits of children or pets are priced at $35 each, with duplicates available for $15 each. The silhouettes are cut freehand […]

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Bargemusic This Weekend

Bargemusic gets the weekend going on Friday evening, April 14 at 8:00 with a concert of Chopin by pianist Jeewon Park (photo). On Saturday evening, April 15 at 8:00 works by Bach, Peskanov, Schubert, Ravel, Prokofiev, and Peskanov/Lourdes Lobo will be performed by Lu Ann Peskanov on flute and Alexander Peskanov on piano. The Sunday […]

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Coming at Brooklyn Historical Society

Tomorrow evening, Wednesday, April 12, at 6:30, the Brooklyn Historical Society will present a screening of part one of Ken Burns’s documentary, Jackie Robinson. This film focuses on Robinson’s early life, from his childhood in Georgia through his first season with the Brooklyn Dodgers. It will be introduced by co-directors, producers, and writers Sarah Burns […]

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Floating Restaurant on Sailing Vessel Coming to Brooklyn Bridge Park

The Brooklyn Paper reports that restaurateur Alex Pincus plans to open an upscale, seafood oriented restaurant on an historic sailing vessel that will be moored to Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier Six, locared near the Park’s Atlantic Avenue entrance. The identity of the vessel hasn’t been revealed, but Pincus already has a restaurant, Grand Banks, operating […]

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