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.
When it was announced that a new wine and liquor store would arrive at 183 Lenox Avenue in the Historic District, many thought this would be a great addition to the boutique businesses in the area. We have since received multiple messages this weekend on the actual establishment that is arriving at the corner of 119th Street and the neighbors are definitely not happy. The Mount Morris Park Community Improvement Association has already filed a complaint with Community Board 10 who has thus started work with the Landmarks Preservation Commission on the matter. These diamond plate, stamped steel storefronts seem to be popular elsewhere uptown but is apparently highly inappropriate for one of the most picturesque historic districts in the city. Would this have been acceptable in the West Village's historic district?