Claudio Caponigro has been cutting hair on East 116th Street in East Harlem for more than 60 years. During that time, this beloved member of the community has worked his magic on political leaders, entertainers, and the occasional underworld boss. Today, Puerto Rican and Latino locals make up most of his devoted clientele. The tiny store is like a museum dedicated to the barber's trade, complete with classic pistachio-green walls and curtains, peppermint-colored leather chairs, and lots of pictures and knickknacks on the walls. The prices seem outdated, but the cuts don't. [Cuts, $10; shaves, $7; 338 E. 116th St., no phone]
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