By now, readers must know that Mister Figaro, the Singing Stylist of 1919 Avenue Z, is one of my favorite Sheepshead Bay barber shops.

So it pained me to discover yesterday that the shop is closed, if only temporarily. The building’s ceiling and light fixtures collapsed, leaving dust and rubble everywhere. A sign now hangs in the window, informing clients:

To all customers,

We will be closed due to falling ceiling and light fixtures inside of store. Hope to reopen soon. Call 718-332-2122 to check if reopened.

Inside, you can see a lot of the mess and damage, and it looks like cleanup is already underway. However, a Department of Buildings Order to Vacate also hangs in the window, and if that came while they were doing the work, it’s possible the DOB deemed it unsafe. A neighbor didn’t know about the vacate order, but told us the owners still plan to repair the shop and reopen soon.

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  • Joe from Brooklyn

    It's funny how an old, rundown, plain building like that can look more attractive than all the “modern” cheap crap going up all over. Love the bricks and old sign, probably passed by this place a million times and never noticed it.

  • Joe from Brooklyn

    It's funny how an old, rundown, plain building like that can look more attractive than all the “modern” cheap crap going up all over. Love the bricks and old sign, probably passed by this place a million times and never noticed it.

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