Your Modern Barber Shop

We’ve been walking by this Harlem barber shop sign on 116th Street for years, and I finally remembered to grab a photo. It’s for a salon on the ground floor of the Malcolm Shabazz Mosque. There’s something about it that draws you in from the language of “Your” in the old-school font to the letters that have been replaced over the years, it has a welcoming vibe unlike the bland corporate signs of today. Plus, it just looks damn cool.

. C. Nelson, 2013.

One of our favorite signs in the city. C. Nelson, 2013.


About Craig Nelson

Exploring, cooking, drinking, riding the subway, bowling...a writer and editor based in New York. I'm a city lover who edits the blog for EuroCheapo, writes for, explores for Spotted By Locals and has worked at various under-the-radar companies like Google. Feel free to drop a line at or on twitter at @across106th.
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1 Response to Your Modern Barber Shop

  1. Sheree Hasan says:

    thank you for your kind words…. this is my grandpas barbershop he passed away in 2011 every bit of the shop made him so proud and it makes me proud to know that other people appreciate this barber shop just as much as he did so any time that you’re in the city be sure to stop by and pay your respects to Abdul M Hasan.

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