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.
UPDATE: Apparently the Landmarks Preservation Commission has stepped in and asked the shop owner to comply with the approval process in this landmark building. The Mount Morris Park Historic District's newest shop has been getting a lot of negative attention for having a storefront incongruent with the landmark neighborhood and it appears that the city has stepped in as of last Friday. A reader sent in the lower photo today showing a stop work order on the wine and liquor store at the corner of 119th Street and Lenox and one can probably assume the action was taken after the local neighbors and community boards filed an extensive complaint early last week to city officials. There is no mention of the Landmark Preservation Commission but apparently some unsafe conditions were pointed out that has now stalled further progress on the controversial facade.