A Little Off the Sides, Camaraderie on Top

Apr 21, 2015 575

by Andrew Cotto

You would have a hard time finding a better representative of Old Brooklyn than Frank Codispoti. A barber who immigrated to New York when he was 18 from the town of Sant'Andrea in the southern Italian region of Calabria, Mr. Codispoti has cut hair in Brooklyn for more than 40 years.

So it might seem somewhat jarring to find him in such a fancy spot in the lower lobby of the New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge. But the crossroads of new and old Brooklyn are everywhere, and Allegria Hair Salon is just such an intersection.

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Source: http://www.nytimes.com/

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