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 shell at number 249 West 131st Street just arrived on the market in the middle of November for the price of $599K and apparently has already sold in less than 2 months. This was one of the lower price brownstones listed in Harlem but it appeared to have been an SRO in need of a total gut renovation. At 17-foot-wide, the brownstone is about six blocks away from the express trains at 125th Street, has some original details worth saving and is less than 2 blocks away from St. Nicholas Park. One of the potentially less attractive drawbacks is that townhouse faces a major public housing project. With that said, the new owner or investor did not seem to mind and moved very quickly to close this deal. More details can be found on Streeteasy: LINK