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.
The Deco diner at the corner of 103rd Street and Lexington Avenue has not had a good track record. Three years back, this prime intersection of 103rd Street that faces the subway station, was the spot where Jimmy's Diner started up but apparently the cheap prices did not help sell some reportedly mediocre food. By January 2010, La Fonda Mexican Restaurant replaced Jimmy's but pretty much left the look of the old diner intact. Since there are a lot of Mexican restaurants in the area already, it is not really too surprising that La Fonda would eventually close The retro diner situation is still a great idea but food and service really has to be spot on also for customers to return. It's an ideal location for East Harlem and a great concept but the right business owner has to come along and make it happen.