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 reader noticed that the old Raymond Building at 51 East 125th Street had some activity on the site and we also happen to swing by the storefront this past weekend. The building on the corner of Madison Avenue had only its lower floor opened for a retail tenant and the top floors were derelict in recent years. There has not been a commercial tenant on site for some time and now it looks like that entire building will be getting a gut renovation. Formerly boarded up windows are now exposed as the interior demolition begins and there will apparently be some facade modifications. Let's hope they keep the more interesting details intact for this definitely is one of nicer old buildings to still remain intact on 125th Street. Click on lower photo to enlarge.