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RIP Rocco Scali, “The Barber of Brooklyn Heights”

Reader Martin Schneider sends us this sad news, as originally reported by him in the Brooklyn Heights Press: Rocco Scali, the legendary hair cutter who served Brooklyn Heights since 1958 and whose regular customers famously included Truman Capote, Arthur Miller and Norman Mailer along with many hundreds of long-time Heights residents, died Sunday, November 26 […]

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Blogger Enchanted by Rocky at the Cutting Den

Mark Barrett talks about the Cutting Den’s Rocco Scali on his Ditchwalk Blog:

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Eagle: Cutting Den Dudes Give Thumbs Down to Play Based on Shop

Tommy and Rocky of the Cutting Den in the Hotel St. George subway station are giving a play based on their shop a big thumbs down, according to the Brooklyn Eagle. The Cutting Den, now playing at the Soho Playhouse and written by long time Brooklyn Heights resident and former NYS Athletic Commission honcho Ron […]

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Rocco Scali and Thomas LaMarca: The Cutting Den

The small barber shop inside the Clark St. station has been patronized by many famous customers throughout its long, rich history. The Cutting Den is now owned by Tommy LaMarca, a Brooklyn native, whose grandfather originally opened the shop in 1926. Rocco Scali has worked at the cutting den since 1958. He found the barber position […]

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