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.
An old photo of the corner at East 129th and Park Avenue shows a massive mansard building that no longer exist today. The archival material labels the said building as Gus Hill's Minstrels but there also appears to have been an auto garage at the lower floor. This section of Park Avenue faces the elevated train tracks on the east side so it would have made sense that there would have been some commercial or industrial use for the immediate area. Based on DOB records, the entire structure was demolished about four years after the photo was taken and the lower photo shows the gas station that holds court on the corner today.