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.
An old photo of the north intersection of 135th Street and Lenox Avenue shows what that particular block looked like before more modern architecture came along decades later. The old image from around the 1920s shows a fancier type of tenement building with a rounded corner, a coffee shop at the lower level, the original subway kiosk and even a horse-drawn carriage on the street. This location is where the Schomburg Center sits today and definitely has a more late 20th century feel to it as can be seen in the lower picture. Archival photo courtesy NYPL