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 Bespoke reader has confirmed that the historic club call The Nest has been demolished. This block located between ACP/7th Avenue and Lenox at West 133rd Street used to be Harlem's main underground jazz block back in the years of the Renaissance. Most of the other establishments were basically hidden within brownstones along the block while The Nest at No. 169 was a more formal club where the likes of Mae West hung out. If any one block needs a special historic designation in Harlem, West 133rd should be the one for being the area where jazz was first integrated uptown. Check out the video on Harlem's Speakeasy Street in our past post: LINK