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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Pier Six Towers Update: Developers Busy Building and Advertising Despite No Court Decision

The Brooklyn Paper reports that the developers of the two controversial high rise residential towers on the uplands of Pier Six, near the Atlantic Avenue entrance to Brooklyn Bridge Park and on park land, have already done extensive construction work on one of the two towers (see photo in story linked above) and are, as […]

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Theater 2020 Presents 16 Performances of Sondheim’s Assassins at St. Francis

Theater 2020, Brooklyn Heights’ only professional stage company, will present sixteen performances of Assassins, a musical comedy with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by John Weidman, based on an idea by Charles Gilbert, Jr. and originally presented off-Broadway by Playwrights Horizons. The show will run Thursday through Sunday, from Thursday, February 22 […]

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Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Vicinity

From 10:45 PM Friday, January 26 to 5:00 AM Monday, January 29, there will be no 2 or 3 train service in either direction (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 this summer. As usual, during the […]

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Open Thread Wednesday

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Brooklyn Historical Society Opens “Waterfront” Exhibition, Presents Three Programs This Week

The Brooklyn Historical Society has opened a new exhibition, “Waterfront”, at its second location in the Empire Stores, Brooklyn Bridge Park (55 Water Street in DUMBO). The exhibition contains many fascinating photos, prints, preserved objects, videos and other materials concerning the Brooklyn waterfront over the years. Your correspondent took this photo of some youngsters enjoying […]

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Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Vicinity

From 10:45 PM Friday, January 20 to 5:00 AM Tuesday, January 23, there will be no 2 or 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 this summer. As usual, during the absence of 2/3 […]

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Alternate Side Parking Suspended Tomorrow

Tomorrow — Wednesday, January 17 — alternate side of the street parking rules are suspended to facilitate snow removal, but meter requirements remain in effect. NYC schools will be open. Share this Story: Tweet

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Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Vicinity

This long Martin Luther King weekend, from 10:45 PM Friday, January 12 to 5:00 AM Tuesday, January 16, there will be no 2 or 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. As […]

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Bargemusic This Weekend

This Friday evening, January 12 at 8:00, a trio consisting of Michelle Kim (photo, by Chris Lee), assistant concertmaster of the New York Philharmonic, on violin; Wendy Sutter on cello, and William Wolfram on piano, will play works by Beethoven and Tchaikovsky. On Saturday evening, January 13 at 6:00 and again on Sunday afternoon, January […]

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