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 Nearby

This weekend, from about 11:30 p.m. Friday, November 8 to about 5:00 a.m. Monday, November 11, there will be no 2 or 3 train service in either direction at Clark Street or Borough Hall. 4, 5 (yes, 5 trains will be serving Brooklyn this weekend) and R trains will provide optional service. Also, from about […]

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Bargemusic This Weekend

Pianist Adam Golka opens Bargemusic’s weekend on Friday evening, November 8 at 7:00, playing works by Beethoven, Paderewski, and Chopin. On Saturday evening, November 9 at 6:00 pianist and Juilliard faculty member Jerome Lowenthal will present “Legendary Pianists in Recital,” in which he will play works by the legendary keyboard artists J.S. Bach and Frederic […]

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Open Thread Wednesday

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Electeds Ask de Blasio and FAA to Ban Non-Essential Helicopter Flights

We previously noted that three Congressional Representatives, including Nydia Velazquez, who represents Brooklyn Heights, co-sponsored a bill introduced in Congress that would effectively ban all non-essential helicopter flights, including tourist and commuter flights, over all boroughs of New York City. AM New York reports that these same Representatives, along with three others, all from the […]

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Kristallnacht and Pittsburgh Synagogue Murders Commemorated at City Tech Thursday

This coming Thursday, November 7, starting at noon, City Tech’s Jewish Faculty and Staff Association will host at the College’s Atrium Amphitheater, at 300 Jay Street, “From Kristallnacht to Pittsburgh and Beyond.” On the night of November 9-10, 1938 rampaging mobs throughout Germany and the newly acquired territories of Austria and Sudetenland freely attacked Jews […]

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Plymouth Church Yankee Fair Saturday

This Saturday, November 2, historic Plymouth Church, Orange Street between Henry and Hicks, holds its annual Yankee Fair. Nothing to do with baseball loyalty (thank God), but instead to Congregationalist history going back to the Pilgrims. There will be many things for sale, including kids’ and adults’ clothing, toys, books, housewares, food, and so on. […]

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Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

We’re calling this weekend – Friday evening, November 1 to Monday morning, November 4 – a “green light” weekend, as there are no planned – as always, we stress planned – service changes substantially affecting service at any local stations. We say “substantially” because on late nights through the weekend there will be no R […]

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Bargemusic This Weekend

Pianist, thereminist, and Haken continuum player Rob Schwimmer (photo) begins Bargemusic’s weekend on Friday evening, November 1 at 7:00, with a solo performance of works from his newly released album Heart of Hearing, along with “new, old, and other works.” On Saturday evening, November 2 at 6:00, and again on Sunday afternoon, November 3 at […]

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Bill to Ban Non-Essential Helicopter Flights Over City Introduced in Congress

The Eagle’s Mary Frost reports that three U.S. Rrepresentatives, all of whom serve districts at least partly in Brooklyn, including Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez (photo), whose New York 7th District includes all of Brooklyn Heights, and Representatives Carolyn Maloney and Jerrold Nadler, have introduced the Improving Helicopter Safety Bill of 2019. If enacted, the bill would […]

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