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 Raymond Building on the north side of East 125th Street is apparently looking for a specific type of tenant as of late. Number 51 East 125th Street is just right across the street from the Harlem Children's Zone building at Madison Avenue and it used to house one of the many Manna's buffet branches. Even though the street level retail seems to have been functioning in the past decade, the entire building looks like it need a thorough restoration of its many architectural details. The lower photo shows the new sign that has appeared as of recent advertising "medical space available" so there's apparently a target audience at hand for this location (click on last image to enlarge). One would imagine that the owner would be open to any type of business that might come along and fix up the property but that's just our opinion.