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.
The newly renovated brownstone at 245 Lenox Avenue and 122nd Street has rented out its residential portion but the ground floor commercial space has been vacant for the past year. A tip sent to our inbox mentioned that a coffee shop or cafe was being planned for the lower level of the landmark building and thus would include the garden space out back. Checking on DOB permits for the Mount Morris Historic District townhouse, we found that a renovation permit was applied in July for renovation of the existing store which would include installing a new kitchen and cooking equipment. Looking a little bit closer at the paperwork, the permit was then disapproved last month so it might be some time for this one to happen.