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.
A photo from 1889 shows what appears to be a just completed Morningside Park that does not even have trees planted. The 116th stairs apparently had just been finished but the park itself looked like it needed a lot more work to get it to a more natural state. In the distance, one can see that Manhattan Avenue had been pretty built up at the time but Morninside Avenue itself still had open plots of land. As can be seen in the more current photo, tall trees line hill of the park and provide plenty of shade for the South Harlem outdoor green space.