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.
One of the only brownstone blocks facing the Broadway corridor in Hamilton Heights has a couple of interesting details which include carved griffins. This building at 142nd Street is the only one in the set of townhouses that has this detail but also has been abandoned on the upper levels for at least a year now. Our local tipster mentioned that a fire gutted the top floors some time ago and nothing has happened since to fix up the place. A laundromat is set up on the bottom floor but it appears the landlord is in no rush to fix up what could be a valuable piece of property. We also previously noted some etched griffins over in Sugar Hill this past summer which is also located in West Harlem: LINK