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.
Harlem's changing dynamics have been much discussed as of late and West 116th Street might be one of one of the more interesting places to see what's happening with some of the recent arrivals in South Harlem. The commercial district of 116th Street between FDB/8th Avenue and ACP/7th has changed into an African immigrant neighborhood over the past decade or so and many specialty shops have since been set up. Stores ranging from restaurants, beauty salon and wholesalers have all lined the north side of the street and have formed one of the newest ethnic communities in the city. The old and new are now sort of mixing together nowadays since The Winery moved from their FDB location to the west corner of 116th in the past year and Make My Cake has their boutique cafe on the most eastern section of the strip.