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 fusion trend over at the former Talay space in Manhattanville might just be over with the arrival of the lounge called Phuket. Many might remember that Talay closed its Asian and Latin fusion operations a couple of years back and was replaced by a short lived Mexican bistro. The name Talay somehow still stuck around in both incarnations so many folks were confused about what was actually going on with the business. To make matters even more perplexing was the fact that the space was trying to be a serious restaurant and a nightclub at the same time which did not quite work out. Check out the new photos of Phuket after the jump.
So the former train station space at the corner of 135th and Twelfth Avenue is now basically a club which might just be the better way to go. We are not sure if a huge nightclub is what Harlem really needs but at least the focus is on one business model. Check out the stark new interior at the Phuket website: LINK