Photo credit: Ruby Washington, New York Times, January 9, 2005. Related article by David Koeppel below:

My name is Dominick Abruscato. Welcome to the Royal Barber Shop! I've been working here since 1980 and have been the owner since 1987. New customers are always welcome. To make an appointment, please contact me at (212) 962-6114.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Royal Barber Shop is located at 95 Fulton Street, New York, NY, 10038-2803. I was born in Ventimiglia di Sicilia and learned to cut hair when I was 8 years old. I have many long-time customers who have been seeing me since the 1980s.

DIRECTIONS: Take any subway to Fulton Street or the A train to Broadway-Nassau. I'm on Fulton Street at the basement level just east of William Street; go to the north side of the street where you see the barber pole, and walk down one flight of steps toward the subway. You'll see my shop on the left.