Is everyone ready for ShadowLock to throw a conniption over the sign design? No? Too bad. He’s going to do it anyway.
Whatever. Infinity Cut’z Barber Shop is now open at 1618 Sheepshead Bay Road.
Try not to hurt yourself wondering if Cut’z is pronounced cuts, cutzzz, cut-ts, cute-z….
One contractor on the scene said hair salon. Another said barber. We’ll just say tonsorial artist.
Whatever you want to call it, it’s coming soon to 1618 Sheepshead Bay Road. Contractors have been working on the site for a few weeks, and, today, it looks like the storefront windows are just about ready to go.
The location was, until recently, a Quintex Wireless location, an authorized T-Mobile dealer. In fact, we think this was one of the very first cell phone and beeper (remember beepers?!) businesses on Sheepshead Bay Road.
Welcome to the neighborhood!
It seems the city is looking for money wherever they can get it, and that means that hair and nail salons and barbershops better watch out: authorities are fining establishments for common sense pricing practices prevalent throughout the neighborhood.
The city has issued fines ranging from $50 to $500 to at least 138 businesses so far this year – mostly salons and barbershops – for charging different prices to different genders. Business owners say the fines are ridiculous, and that the law ignores basic inherent differences between the sexes.
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The building shortly after Halikarnas closed.
Contractors have been revamping 3075 Emmons Avenue, the former site of Halikarnas Restaurant, with a new facade and gutted interior.
Halikarnas closed up shop in late 2010 and the property promptly hit the market. It was picked up in March 2011 for $500,000 – almost half the asking price of $995,000 – by Murat Tanriverdi, the owner of Salon Evolution a 1722 Sheepshead Bay Road.
We look forward to seeing what comes to the new storefront!
Joe Savarese, with son Christopher and Mocha the bear. Photos by Erica Sherman
“Anyone who does anything to help a child in his life is a hero to me.” ― Fred Rogers, who would have been 84 years old today.
On St. Patrick’s Day, lifelong Marine Park resident Joseph Savarese, 39, rose before dawn on a foggy Saturday morning to quietly get his head shaved at Lucky’s Place barber shop on Quentin Road and East 31st Street.
He has done this every year for the past seven years.
The annual ritual of shaving his head is Savarese’s way of showing solidarity with children who suffer from cancer, part of a fundraiser for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, a volunteer-driven cancer charity.
And this year it had a very personal meaning.
Last month, many years after being diagnosed with the disease, an uncle of whom the soft-spoken Savarese was particularly fond, succumbed from the ravaging effects of cancer.
“He was battling two forms of cancer for the past 13-15 years. The cancer shattered his left leg last year,” Savarese said in an email, and, in early February, doctors discovered that his uncle’s spine also “had hair line cracks in it.”
See more photos and find out more about Savarese and his fundraising efforts.
Capella Salon at 1660 Sheepshead Bay Road got a new sign today. The old sign, which was taken down last week, said Capella Salon & Day Spa. Does that mean no more spa?
Photo and tip by ShadowLock.
Arthur Borko snapped this photo of the soon-to-open Dream Catchers Beauty Salon, the latest entry to debut at the otherwise bleak “Ave U Plaza” at 3102 Avenue U.
We hope we’re wrong when we say it’s not such a good spot, but the history of the plaza has not been a pretty one. Since completing construction some time in 2009, stores have opened and shuttered many times, including – but not limited to - True Perfection Kitchen & Bath Designs, Rosco’s Doggy Day Care, and It’s All About Me Now.
It looks like the only place that’s managed to stick around that strip mall is the Wine & Spirits shop. Perhaps they’re fueled by the shattered dreams of would-be small business owners…
Regardless, we sincerely do hope we’re wrong, and look forward to welcoming Dream Catchers to the neighborhood.
Q Hair Salon is now open at 1415 Sheepshead Bay Road. The salon appears to be aiming for European chic, which makes sense, because this is Sheepshead Bay Road, and nothing says European chic like…
I’m done. I quit. The place is open, it looks nice. It’s replacing Artemida Wedding Gallery, which closed in February. Now go and crack wise about Sheepshead Bay Road being all salons, cell phone shops and sushi joints, you predictable hacks.
Boo! Traiters! Deserters! Turncoats! Boo!
Platinum Styles, one of the barbershops Sheepshead Bites’ readers named among the neighborhoods’ best, has left the neighborhood. Sure, they were really part of Marine Park anyway, at 3032 Avenue U, and who needs them? Not us. We’ve still got a bunch of others to go to, especially in that neck of the woods where we’ve just learned about Joe & Bart’s a few blocks away.
Regardless, reader Howard S. sent in the above photo, letting us know that the writing is on the wall. Or, rather, the glass window, where the owners wrote that they’ve moved to 6001 Strickland Avenue in, blegh, Mill Basin. Mill Blegh-sin. Blegh.
Joe with the recently posted Elizabeth Taylor pinup. (Source: Wandering NYC)
About a year ago, we posted about some of the best traditional barbershops for men in our area. Thanks to Wandering NYC, there’s another special one to add to the list.
This barbershop is called Joe and Bart’s Unisex Salon and is located at 2087 Haring Street, north of Avenue U.
Wandering NYC writes:
When you walk into Joe and Bart’s you may be greeted with a hot cup of espresso or directed to a box of Italian pastries taking up one of the chairs in their waiting area. You might be treated to some free entertainment by their cast of regulars. You could even run into Al Pacino stopping by to say hello in between filming scenes for a new movie around the corner. One thing that’s certain is you will experience a barber shop in much the same way New Yorkers have for generations.
If you visit them in the near future, you may see the centerfold they have on display commemorating the late Elizabeth Taylor.
Authentic Brooklyn barbershop with a cast of characters? Old guys who tell great stories? Haircutting/styling with Italian pastries? Sounds like they get the job done right.