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.
Neighbors of 163 Lenox Avenue at 118th Street were excited to see the restoration of the building nearly finished last month and the last remaining bit of plywood around the ground level has finally been removed (lower photo). A reader mentioned last week that the two shops have finally debuted in the co-op building that has been under various forms of construction since 2007. The great little restaurant Native is next door and will probably do a lot better without the cumbersome sidewalk shed that had blocked most of the path at this point of the Avenue. It's yet to be seen if there is any interest in the spaces but we are hopeful that another better boutique will come along in 2011.