Even though "Sweeney Todd" has closed, there are barbers in town, strop at the ready, ready to sharpen their blades and give you a seriously close shave. The Paul Molé shop on the Upper East Side has been at it for 90 years. The Art of Shaving will give you a regular shave for $25 or a "royal" one for $45. And over at the Plaza, there's Pepe Baldo. Mr. Baldo, truly an old hand at this game, performed his first shave back in Italy many years ago and says, "I worked for months before I could find someone crazy enough to let me do it. I shaved the mailman, and he was drunk."
· Plaza Hotel Barber Shop, 212.759.3000
· Paul Molé, 1031 Lex [74th] 212.535.8461
· York Barber Shop, 981 Lex [70th] 212.650.1953
· Olde Tyme Barber, 122 E. 42nd [Lex/Park] 212.697.2696
· The Art of Shaving, 373 Mad [45th/46th] 212.986.2905
New Gillette M3 Power
In the next month or so, look for the new M3 Power razor as Gillette ups the ante (and the price) of their bestselling MACH3. This one gets battery power to add a pulse to the razor, which is supposed to lift the hairs for a closer shave.
5 Good Lines of Shaving Products
1. Anthony Logistics
2. Baxter of California
3. Brave Soldier
5. The Art of Shaving
Electric Razor Repair
Authorized Repair Service, 30 W. 57th [5th/6th] 212.582.9865, is the place to get your electric razor repaired. They also sell men's and women's electric razors and accessories. They're on the web at shavers.com.
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|The Happy Ending reading series features Chris Offutt (author of the highly regarded memoir The Same River Twice,) writer Dawn Raffel, and music from Darin Strauss (who wrote Chang and Eng) on April 8 at 8pm. 302 Broome [Forsyth/Eldridge] 212.334.9676.
6500 pounds of Jeff Koons artwork at C & M Arts, 45 E. 78th [Mad] 212.861.0020, in an exhibition that opens on April 7 called "Jeff Koons: Highlights of 25 Years."
Coincidentally, certainement, Daily Candy writes about the restaurant Mas today, which MUG wrote about on Friday. But they don't get their facts quite right. A mas isn't French for farm. That would be ferme. It's Provençal dialect for house or farmhouse. And contrary to what DC tells you, the s in Mas is pronounced.