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.
Walking down Lenox Avenue this weekend at 119th Street, we noticed that the local coffee shop called Il Caffe Latte had a line to get in and many tourist milling about as well as locals from the neighborhood. As the warmer weather comes in the next following weeks, the tourist traffic appears to picking up and some of the area cafes are benefitting from this influx of foreign visitors. Il Caffe Latte opened a few years ago and has provided moderate prices with decent food offerings in a classically designed interior. This formula seems to work and more cafe have now appeared on the upper sections of Lenox Avenue just this past year.