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 Wall Street Journal reveals that Lenox Avenue is the most popular choice for new businesses these days but the density of churches in Harlem prevent many eateries from opening. A city law has it that a liquor license can not be given to an establishment within 200 feet of a house of worship or school so many restaurants open over to FDB where that is not such an issue. New establishments such as the Red Rooster have made Lenox Avenue most desirable for restauranteurs but many say these businesses can not flourish without selling cocktails. In our opinion (since beer and wine can be served without a liquor license) maybe some of these place should figure out a great champagne cocktail list instead? Anyways, the for the full story, check out the article in the Journal: LINK