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 painting depicting the area around 116th Street and Madison Avenue circa 1872 shows a Harlem surrounded by nature, rocks and a makeshift shanty farm. Even though Harlem was known for grand country estates for the wealthy at the time, the poor also lived further out and many old photos show shanty towns especially along this area further to the east side. Today 116th Street has mostly taller tenement buildings mixed in with new residential developments that have arisen in the past decade