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.
An associated press article reports on how many Harlem churches are benefitting from the tourist boom that New York City has been experiencing. Visitor who want to check out the classic gospel choir in action often outnumber church goers 5 to 1 and help pay for needed repairs by providing donations that the dwindling congregation have not been able to provide. Rules of conduct printed out on pamphlets in several languages are often ignored but local churches tolerate the intrusion since it is now a part of the Sunday ritual that keep the institutions in business: LINK