Richard DiCristofaro, left, shakes hands with Patsy Gallo shortly after taking over the Wedgeway Barber Shop in 1972. Gallo had owned the shop since 1936. The senior barber remained on the job, but worked just Fridays and Saturdays.
Shave and a haircut — two bits.
People could have said it — or sung it — at Schenectady’s Wedgeway Barber Shop in 1912.
Prices have changed, but both services are still available at the men’s grooming station on Erie Boulevard. Longtime city barber Richard DiCristofaro is observing the shop’s 100th year in business this year and is also celebrating his 50th year in the barber profession.