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 Archival photo from 1940 shows the elevated train that used to dominate 8th Avenue but also some of the old tenements that no longer exist today at this intersection above 125th Street. This particular block in Central Harlem now has public housing buildings on either side so the commercial corridor seen in the above photo is a missing element along with the noise that the trains would have added to the neighborhood. Photo via NYPL