Wall St. Gents

I just went to the "Esquires Of Wall St. Gents" barber shop, which has been there since the early 1930s in the lobby of 14 Wall St. I've never been to a barber shop with marble walls before! The dude broke out a straight razor, and I was even given a hot towel (over face and neck) and hairwash after my cut -- all in 20 minutes. The street just in front of the New York Stock Exchange is now stationed with blockades and police, which I guess is a response to the recent al Qaeda threats, so the little pedestrian channel that flows down it (the street) gets really crowded during the day.

I have to admit that I was a little nervous when I sat down in the chair. I've been going to Tang (in Palo Alto) for years and years now, and I don't really want to have to find a new, uh... "stylist." I'm glad everything worked out. Although... I am really tempted to lay down on the floor for a quick nap. :)