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 of St. Nicholas Avenue at the corner of 149th Street from 1910 shows the residential nature of the brownstone apartment complexes lining the avenue at this part of West Harlem. The lower photo shows the buildings that are pretty much intact today but do not have functional window awnings that were popular a century ago. A corner store facing 149th Street also lost its decorative woodwork long ago and has recently been replaced by the ubiquitous stamped steel gourmet deli.