Thursday, March 25, 2010

Neon Clipping

In August of 2008, the Jersey City Council passed city Ordinance 08-27 declaring that the Northeast Corner of Barrow Street & Christopher Columbus Drive also be known as Don Samuel Cintron Barbershop Way. Mr. Cintron retired around that time, although the barbershop is still going strong, cutting hair for what has to be now a fourth generation of J.C. citizens—the place has been in business for more than 50 years, according to Carlos, one of the barbers there. He recently added this cool looking retro neon sign—the scissors move, clipping hair. That barber pole, that’s not a retro touch—that has been around as long as this friendly neighborhood place, back when barber poles were required markers for the trade. The neon scissors clipping though, that’s new.

1 comment:

  1. Wow. I used to live in 212 6th Street and my parents used to take me to Cintron's Barbershop to get a haircut. This was back in 1976-77. My last name is also Cintron.