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.
One of the larger Manhattanville warehouse structures close to 12th Avenue and 125th Street is quickly going down and a surprising view might be in store for the area by summertime. We noticed that the last of the big remaining buildings in the first half of the new Columbia University Manhatanville campus demolition site had some major scaffolding up in August and the Tuck-It Away building next door was left alone at that point (top photo). As the taller structure gets chipped away at, some dramatic views are starting to form looking towards the Hudson at far West 125th Street. In the last photo, one can see that the full length of the Manhatanville Viaduct is starting to appear at the horizon towards the West Harlem Piers (click to enlarge) and more will surely be revealed as demolition progresses to the neighboring builidng. This open vista of the landmark viaduct probably has not been seen for over 100 years when the burgeoning industrial area had mostly lower level structures on site and the architectural marvel of the day was brand new.