Parsons School of Design alumnus with a BFA in fashion, who has worked in the menswear industry for several years. Past lives have been in the East Village and Lower East Side of Manhattan; more recently transplanted to Harlem. Currently living in a 1907 "French flat," an Edwardian era middle-class apartment.
The Hamilton Heights neighborhood was named after Alexander Hamilton for he had an estate within this northern region of Manhattan during the last couple of years of his life. Hamilton's estate, Hamilton Grange, is a historic landmark and still lies within the heights. Tree lined streets with blocks of turn of the century brownstone represent a large stock in this area of Harlem. Another distinct characteristic of the regions brownstones can be found in the gabled roof construction which alludes more to the architecture found in Amsterdam. The bounderies of Hamilton Heights begin at 135th street to the south, 155th street to the north, the Hudson river to the west and St. Nicholas avenue to the east. Most of the housing stock tranformed from farmland estates to brownstones and flats once the subway system was built at the turn of the century. The original community of white middle class was replaced by mostly African Americans by the 1930's and by the mid 1980's the majority shifted to a large hispanic community. As of 2005, fleeing the exorbitant cost of living downtown, many artist and young professionals of all backgrounds are rediscovering the beauty of living in this neighborhood. Take the B, C, D train to 145th street.