LINK. We first noticed the Manhattanville Needle Trade School at 419 West 141st Street (between St. Nicholas and Hamilton Terrace) when taking photographs of the charming brownstones facing the park (top photo). It turn's out that Mr. Anderson teaches his trade at the ground floor of the brownstone that he owns and he now wants to end the sagging pant trend by teaching young men the right way to contstruct, tailor and fit pants.
The Daily News also had a story on the Harlem tailor's search for a half dozen apprentices but the search is still ongoing. After approaching a group of young men out on the streets with the said saggy pant syndrome and offering up free courses, he has yet to hear from any of them back. If anyone knows of young men out there between the ages of 17 and 25, call (212) 283-4615 to get them started. Read more in the Daily News: LINK. Photograph of Marion Anderson courtesy of Jeff Mays