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 photo from 1917 shows a popular bakery and children crowding around the storefront at what used to be1369 Fifth Avenue. The Grade A Baking Co. would have been a neighborhood institution during a time when such shops were essential in each neighborhood and it appears they were also a favorite local hangout. Bakeries are coming back in a small way these days but the buildings shown in the photo no longer exists as pictured since this area is now one of the Urban Renew super blocks built in the mid century.