Recently, we caught up with our new neighbors at Otis & Finn Babershop to chat with them about their shop as well as their visions for Court Square. Here’s what they had to say:
The Court Square Blog: Tell us about Otis & Finn Babershop.
Otis & Finn: We opened Otis & Finn to provide the neighborhood with classic high-quality barbering services in a laid-back environment. In addition to being able to provide our neighbors with traditional barbering and grooming services, Otis & Finn was also meant to be a community outpost. We love meeting our neighbors and we wanted the place to be more than just a barbershop; we also wanted it to be a place where people felt comfortable stopping in to chat with us and with each other. The thing we’ve always loved about Queens is the strong sense of community and we wanted to provide another outlet for that in Long Island City.
TCSB: Why did you guys pick Court Square?
OF: We picked Court Square because we liked the modern feel of the area, the art, and the contrast with the older landmarks like the Courthouse, which is incredible. Although our shop provides classic services, we tried to make the space feel modern — which made sense given the direction of the neighborhood and the fact that we are only a block away from MoMa PS1. Also, we thought the Court Square area needed more spaces for members of the community to come together, meet one another and socialize.
TCSB: What’s your contact information and hours of operation?
OF: Otis & Finn is located at 45-22 Pearson Street and is open 7 days a week. Our hours are Monday – Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and we are open Sundays 12 pm to 5 pm. Our phone number is 718-392-2327. We take appointments and walk ins. We are currently working on our website which will be up next month (www.otisandfinn.com) and when the website is fully finished our clients will be able to book online.