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 Raymond Building over on 125th Street and Madison appeared to be going under a restoration which included a partial demolition to expand the building. Walking by this corner of East Harlem in the past weeks, one might notice that partial is a pretty generous word used in this case. At the lower photo, the old building's current state can be seen and most of the structure has basically been gutted with only the base of the building standing. The good news here is that this long abandoned building will finally get a second life but at the expense of losing much of its historic charm.