Shave and a haircut, two blocks

Popular Community Barbers

  1. 1. Henry Grate Sr. Place
    Henry Grate Sr. (1922-2008) earned his unofficial title of “community barber” by never charging anyone for a haircut. He also gave back to the neighborhood kids by sharing his carpentry skills and basement recording studio.
  2. Henry Grate Sr. Place Street Renaming

  3. 2. Dominick Sabatino Bridge
    If you’ve used the bridge named after Dominick Sabatino (1871-1957) in Brooklyn, you’ve got him to thank. The musician and barber spent nine years campaigning on behalf of local merchants to get what was once a subway ditch fixed. The bridge opened on October 12, 1939.

    3. Tony "The Barber" Nobile Way
    Born in Sicily, Antonio Nobile (1928-2002) came to the U.S. and opened two barber shops in Bensonhurst and Dyker Heights. A fixture of 11th Avenue for over thirty years, Nobile was so beloved that many people commuted to get their haircut by him even after they left the area.

    4. Salvatore LaMondola Avenue
    Salvatore LaMondola (1930-2001) came to the U.S. with zero English skills and ended up with a degree in the language. He then devoted his life to being a barber and a teacher for the neglected youth at Mt. Loretto.
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