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 were checking out the scene early in the afternoon for the presidential visit and then eventually wandered back over around 5:40 PM to get a glimpse of the action. Earlier on in the day nothing much was happening except that the barricades were up and a few curious onlookers tried to get a peek inside of the Red Rooster (top photo). The evening time was a different matter and crowds had gathered at all four corners of Lenox and 125th Street. Each of the lower photos show folks trying to get a glimpse on the 127th Street side of Lenox but large trucks blocked off most of the view. Sylvia's was pretty much all that was visible at this vantage point and President Obama arrived apparently around 6:12 PM so we called it a night.