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 above sketch of 125th Street at 7th Avenue drawn around 1931 shows a distinct jeweler and a local landmark that no longer exists at this intersection in Central Harlem. Herberts storefront had large faux diamonds encrusted on to the store signage and a large spectacle sign was also something that caught the eye of pedestrians along the commercial corridor. At the far left of the drawing, one can find a tall free standing clock that once held court a this corner of 125th Street.