1994: 2713 Broadway at W. 103rd Street
Remember last week's painting and all the Throwback stuff about the Broadway Barber Shop? Well that suspended-in-time shop inspired cartoonists, painters and filmmakers as evidenced by yet another Bloomingdale gem below. It's an eight and a half minute film entitled "Broadway Barber." The comings and goings on Broadway between W. 103rd and 104th Streets may be seen through the shop's windows.
In 1994, as an NYU film student, Rob Morton said the following about this old Greek-owned neighborhood time capsule: "Mr. Kay gave haircuts in his old-fashioned barber shop on Manhattan's Upper West Side for over fifty years. Watching Mr. Kay work is like stepping back in time. I directed this "day in the life" documentary short...while in film school at NYU. Hope you like it!"
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For video, h/t to Wronksi's Wramblings.