One of the crown jewels of Manhattan, the grand dame of New York City, is turning 100. We are talking, of course, about Grand Central Terminal. A century ago, on February 2, 1913 – after a decade of construction – the building that would revolutionize commuter train travel opened its doors.

There isn’t anything to say that hasn’t been said before about the building’s grandiose and tumultuous history. So, we offer something else to commemorate one of the most amazing buildings in the city: a 360 look at Grand Central. Part of a larger project photographing iconic landmarks in glorious 360 degrees, we teamed up with Shots 360 and photographer Thomas Erh, the man behind the lens of interactive 360º panoramic photography, to document some of our favorite Old New York places.


Enjoy!

9.02.2011

Claudio's Barber Shop | East Harlem

Stepping into Claudio's Barber Shop is like going back in time. 

The morning I stopped by was quiet, the chairs empty and the scissors and clippers idle. 

Claudio napping, half read newspaper

The shop is like a collage; a layer of artifacts of the decades

and  is one of the last remaining clues to the neighborhood's Italian past. The space has been a barber shop since World War I. Claudio started working there in the 1950s

The tool of the trade.
Even the prices are vintage. 



Claudio the Barber is an institution that spans generations



The occasional fashion shoot









Momentos from famous clients


I didn't get to ask who Toby is. 





Claudio favors the middle chair, which is the one where he begun working soon after immigrating from Italy




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