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 recent Crain's article features The Chipped Cup and talks a little about how Hamilton Heights if finally starting to transform by opening better shops. West Harlem has some of the best scenic blocks and architecture in Manhattan but The Chipped Cup is the first decent coffee shop to arrive in the neighborhood. The proprietors of the popular new business actually worked a deal out with the landlord for reduced rent since it would help out both parties. At the end, the building got the upgraded business they were looking for and the startup was given a chance to flourish in the early months. More can details can be read in the Crain's article: LINK