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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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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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