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Clemente DiMonda, 80, of Lynbrook, is a barber (Credit: Bruce Gilbert)

Clemente DiMonda, 80, of Lynbrook, is a barber to the elite. Top fashion designers are among his clientele and he takes no new customers without referrals. DiMonda's barbershop was built for him by his friend, designer Ralph Lauren, inside Lauren's headquarters on Madison Avenue. (Aug. 27, 2013)

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Clemente DiMonda, 80, of Lynbrook, is a barber
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Clemente DiMonda, 80, of Lynbrook, is a barber to the elite. Top fashion designers are among his clientele and he takes no new customers without referrals. DiMonda's barbershop was built for him by his friend, designer Ralph Lauren, inside Lauren's headquarters on Madison Avenue. (Aug. 27, 2013)

Clemente DiMonda, 80, of Lynbrook, is a barber
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Clemente DiMonda, 80, of Lynbrook, is a barber to the elite. Top fashion designers are among his clientele and he takes no new customers without referrals. DiMonda's barbershop was built for him by his friend, designer Ralph Lauren, inside Lauren's headquarters on Madison Avenue. (Aug. 27, 2013)

Clemente DiMonda is a barber to the elite.
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Clemente DiMonda is a barber to the elite. Top fashion designers are among his clientele and he takes no new customers without referrals. Mr. DiMonda's barbershop was built for him by his friend, designer Ralph Lauren, inside Lauren's headquarters on Madison Avenue. A 1980 photo of Lauren and DiMonda. (Aug 27, 2013)

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Clemente DiMonda, 80, is a barber to the
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Clemente DiMonda, 80, is a barber to the elite. He works inside Ralph Lauren's headquarters on Madison Avenue., and the company provides a car service for his commute to and from Lynbrook. (Aug. 27, 2013)

Helen Ullman, 79, of Massapequa Park, a sales
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Helen Ullman, 79, of Massapequa Park, a sales associate at a handbag and gift boutique in Oceanside, helps customers choose gifts. (Aug. 28, 2013)

Helen Ullman, 79, of Massapequa Park, a sales
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Helen Ullman, 79, of Massapequa Park, a sales associate at an Oceanside gift shop, has helped customers there for 22 years. (Aug. 28, 2013)

Helen Ullman, 79, of Massapequa Park, a sales
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Helen Ullman, 79, of Massapequa Park, a sales associate at a handbag and gift boutique in Oceanside, works one day a week helping customers. (Aug. 28, 2013)

Pasquale Carpentieri (center), 84, a sales associate and
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Pasquale Carpentieri (center), 84, a sales associate and greeter at Home Depot in Freeport, attends to new customers as they enter near the front of the store. (Aug. 28, 2013)

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Pasquale Carpentieri, 84, a sales associate and greeter
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Pasquale Carpentieri, 84, a sales associate and greeter at Home Depot in Freeport, chats with a customer at his station near the front of the store. (Aug. 28, 2013)

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