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.
We first covered 229 Lenox over a year ago when the new owner started the townhouse renovation and it now looks as if the end of the project is near. The top photo shows the former church building between 122nd and 121st Street when the plywood went up in August 2009 and the building was mostly concealed behind scaffolding for most of 2010 (middle photo). Walking past the house this weekend, we noticed that the upper part has now been revealed with freshly repointed bricks, new windows and what appears to be gray primer on the cast metal portions (which used to be painted red). Based on DOB paperwork, the top levels will be a single family layout and the ground floor space has a gallery planned for it. Check out our previous post for more archival images of the this facade: LINK