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 large scale of the Hebrew Orphan Asylum must have been an impressive local landmark in West Harlem in the late 19th and early 20th Century since postcards were apparently produced for those who wanted a souvenir from their uptown visit. A colored card from around 1910 shows a pretty rural setting which was located by today's City College by Hamilton Heights. This must have been an important institution during Harlem's turn of the century development years but changing demographics probably made it obsolete. The further lack of local Hebrews or orphans seemed to have done the institution in by the mid century and the entire structure was razed in the 1950s. Check out our past post to see what's there today: LINK