End of Summer Days

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On West 4th Street in the West Village in an old and cozy 19th century shop space is “Snip and Sip,” a barber shop that doubles as a bar with a display window that’s like a diorama of summers long past. The scene comes across as a snapshot of beach glamour straight out of Cosmopolitan magazine circa 1966. A fashion-model thin mannequin lounges in beach chair, sand beneath her feet and paperback novel, smokes and Tab diet cola all within easy reach. The pile of Tab cola cans adds a comic touch of absurdity to the scene. As store front displays go in New York City (or anywhere), this is priceless.

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