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 sidewalk shed finally went down at the commercial building being restored at 313-315 West 125th Street and the new ground floor storefront appears to be bringing back the original marquee. Walking by the site just west of St. Nicholas Avenue this past weekend, we noticed that an even more accurate restoration was at hand since the suspended marquee or awning seems to be now in place. It is unclear where this came from but the structure over the main entrance reminds us of the one that used to be over at Blumstein's on 125th Street about a century ago: LINK