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.
What could possibly be one of the most aesthetically challenged buildings in the city may disappear soon as the demolition for the Manhattanville Campus of Columbia reaches the far west edge of 12th Avenue. The Manhattanville Bus Depot can be seen in all of its glory at the top photo as a monolithic structure that straddles the majority of the block between 132nd and 133rd Street. Walking by the area in the past week, one will find that scaffolding is slowly creeping up the side of the building even though the station itself is still being used. Maps of the planned campus do show that this building will indeed be demolished for the second phase of the project to arrive and this is one structure that nobody will probably miss: LINK. The big question is will it go down sooner than later or is this just maintenance on the current building.