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.
An amazing image from 1910 shows a view of Hamilton Heights that was apparently quite majestic for the time period. This section looking south on Amsterdam Avenue at 144th Street could be straight out of Paris but some modern alterations have changed this perception. The lower photo shows the block today and most of the ornamental details on the top of the central building has now been removed and any romantic notions to the structure has been lost.