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.
Harlem Bespoke will be reviewing the best of the best in Harlem for 2012 starting with our pick for top storefront. The Corner Social in Central Harlem took an old derelict retail corner on 129th Street at Lenox and transformed it into a classic dining spot that looks to have existed there all along. Harlem's century old buildings have rarely seen this sort of contextual design of their commercial facades in the past few decades and the Corner Social has achieved a look that most trendy downtown establishments are going for. Dark wood paneling along with classic windows frame the lower part of the restaurant while the upper portion has a classic awning with the appropriate signage mounted at top. All the locals seem to agree with the inviting nature of the eatery since it has been packed daily since it opened this past March and proves that going a little retro goes a long way.