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 new businesses popping up on upper Lenox have been embracing a little bit of history and now it appears that a coffee shop opening on 130th will follow the same example. A Bespoke reader has been following the renovations on the corner building at Lenox which faces the landmark Astor Row block and has confirmed that the new establishment will be called Astor Row Cafe. Strips of aged wood have been added to the facade and interior so expect a rustic vintage look with contemporary accents for the interior. Progress is happening quickly on this one and the word on the street is that Astor Row Cafe might just be open in a week's time.