Mr. Figaro, a barber shop on Avenue Z and Ocean Avenue is a Sheepshead Bay fixture since the late ’70s. For over 30 years, the singing barber from the former Soviet Union used to bust out tunes from Elvis and Sinatra while cutting hair. Sadly, 2010 was not a great year - both the ceiling collapsed in and the barber suffered a stroke. After renovations, his son now owns the place, and the tenor only comes in occasionally to entertain. The old sign in front has since been removed, but this original is still on the side of the building, at Ocean Avenue.
rudy’s barbershop. 29th street. on Flickr.
Looks like an old-school barber shop that’s been on the block forever, but Rudy’s Barbershop opened less than a month ago on 29th Street right next to the hip Ace Hotel. This is the first NYC location and also the first East Coast location as well for the beloved West Coast based chain of old-school style barbershops.