Astoria’s Bouzouki Barber


Nikos Zigouris

Nikos Zigouris plays the bouzouki in his Astoria barbershop. Photo credit: CARLY MARSH

Music spills onto the sidewalk from a storefront at the corner of 29th Street and 30th Avenue in Astoria’s Greek neighborhood. Just inside, a man sits in a barber chair, plucking at the strings of his guitar-like instrument.

The bouzouki is a passion for 73-year-old Nikos Zigouris, who for 30 years has combined his music with his other job: barber.



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