Barber Cuts Hair on Brooklyn Street, Flouting Lockdown Measures

A barber was spotted cutting hair on a street in Brooklyn, New York, on May 3, flouting social-distancing restrictions and an executive order in place since March 21 that forced barber shops, hairdressers, and other grooming services to close.

The footage, captured on Ocean Parkway in Brighton Beach, shows the barber brushing hair off a client and removing a white barber cape, before the client stands up and checks out his new haircut in the reflection of a car window.

The barber then wipes down the seat and maneuvers his tools, which are placed on an adjacent bench, before another customer takes the seat. Credit: Lina Gee via Storyful