Tuesday, January 23, 2018

The New York School

The short cut to your business; full course or any speciality; prices reasonable; terms arranged. 596 Atlantic Ave., Brooklyn NEVins 6502 (Brooklyn Eagle, April 9th, 1930)

The New York Beauty School started out across from the LIRR, where P.C. Richards is (for now) today.  It opened in 1929, and was soon billed as Brooklyn's oldest beauty school. From the beginning it offered discounts - special fall and summer rates, $250 courses reduced to $100, then slashed to $59.  In 1941 its rates were the "lowest in history." A course in beauty culture was described as "the surest way to independence;" positions at the school, first "guaranteed," were later "recommended." 

In 1942 the director answered career questions.

When did the New York Beauty School move above the Post Office (itself closed & moved across the street)? And where is it today?  There's a school of the same name listed at a private address in Dyker Heights, but maybe it's a red herring  We hope the original school has still got a corner of the city to call its own.  The more Beauty the better.

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