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 photo from 1932 shows street life at the corner of 119th Street and First Avenue when the neighborhood was still known as Harlem's Little Italy on the east side. East Harlem had the largest Italian population in the city until the 1950's when Urban Renewal would displace that particular immigrant group and cause major demographic shifts. Towers in the park style of architecture replaced great sections of the old tenement neighborhood but this particular block shown in the photo still exists today albeit somewhat altered.