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.
There is a building close to the corner lot by 110th Street and Manhattan Avenue that looks to be making some progress on the renovations of the past year. The top photo shows the building located on 250 Manhattan Avenue last July when a sidewalk shed was set up and the property was being gutted. At the following photo, one can see that the old cornice was ripped off the top part of the building which did not bode well for a complete restoration of the roof. As of the past couple of weeks, we noticed that a brand new, slightly abbreviated cornice did appear on the site and the next photo down shows the newly restored facade. The last image was taken a couple of months back and a penthouse addition can be seen at the rooftop. It is still unclear if this property will go rental, condo or co-op but it is good to see some of these old buildings facing Morningside Park getting repaired finally.