We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
It's Paul Mole on Lexington, in operation since 1912. There are still guys who get a straight razor shave there every morning on their way to work - hot towels etc. I am told many guys get a weekly trim. Not me.
My biggest treat when I was traveling to London many years ago...ah, yes, the hot towels, nothing like it, so magnificently civilized. Will make a note of Paul Mole's NY shop for my next trip to the big city.
One of the best haircuts I've had was in a barbershop in a subways station somewhere near Lincoln Center. I had some time to kill, there was a barbershop, and I did need a haircut after all.
I paid about a third of what I was used to paying back in the midwest, it took all of about three minutes to complete, and it looked sharp.
If I had such a facility on my way to or from work I probably would use it once a week.