2 Franklin Square barbers still on cutting edge
Two barbers from Franklin Square have been cutting hair for over five decades, and they're not ready to put down the scissors just yet.
Paul Passeggiata and Tony Ruggiero, both 85 years old, started out in the hair-cutting business while growing up in Sicily. In 1951, they found their way to what is now the Estate Barber Shop, and that's where they're still practicing their craft.
"I'm lucky because I can still do it," Passeggiata says.
Barber-shop regulars say it's more than just a place where people come to have their hair trimmed.
"When you come here at 2 years old, and you stay 'til you're 61, that's a family," says patron Barry Fink, of East Meadow.