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Clover Barber Shop

389 Seventh Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11215 40.66508 -73.983016
at 12th St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-768-5092 Send to Phone

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  • Type: Barber Shop
  • Services: Hairstyling

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F, G at Seventh Ave.

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Cash Only

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Though South Slope is getting more chichi by the week, this stalwart barber has yet to be ousted by a wine bar, patisserie, or mid-century modern-furniture shop. His fluorescent-lit storefront's worn linoleum floors, ancient wood paneling, and coin-operated children's fire-truck ride—a relic of the space's earlier incarnation as a diner—is in stark contrast to the sleeker salons further up Seventh Avenue. But octogenarian Ercole Riccardelli (“Eddie” to his regulars) offers inexpensive haircuts and hot-foam shaves indebted to the ways of yore. He moves slowly (a basic haircut can take 45 minutes) but precisely, and the sinks that face his red-leather swivel chairs are lined with tonics and talcs from a bygone era: Pinaud Clubman, Vitalis, Osage, Stephan's. Riccardelli, who previously worked in Manhattan and Bay Ridge, has more than half a century's worth of experience in the tonsorial trade. He hails originally from Italy and learned to lather, snip, and buzz from his grandfather back in Naples.

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