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.
All the neighbors over by 5 West 127th Street have been watching an open lot get a little activity going in the past months and the big question was what will be rising up on the site. Last week, a reader sent in a photo showing a digger on the location just west of 5th Avenue and the developer just sent in an image of the new construction.
The 13-unit new condo appears to be working with a contextual mindset but has the requisite balconies in place that appear to be popular these days. This lot was up for sale last year, plywood appeared at the location early in the season and now the excavation work has just started for the market-rate development. There is no word yet if the building is actually getting a name or has a completion date in mind but some of the buildings in this area such as 2056 Fifth and the St. Claire have made some sales news in 2011. Check out the archival photo of the wood frame house that was on one half of the lot decades ago: LINK