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.
New York magazines looks back at the best new restaurants of 2011 and has Harlem's own Red Rooster on the list. Two revival establishments made the top ten (including Fedora in the West Village) but Marcus Samuelsson's uptown eatery was the one that had to be reinvented from scratch and remade into a modern incarnation. The celebrity chef who lives in Harlem worked the right formula of history, food and press to come up with something unique that has placed the new restaurant on the map as a destination spot. It's only been a year but the Rooster is almost a legend at this point. Read more of top ten list in New York magazine: LINK