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 New York Times had another feature on FDB/8th Avenue recently that provides a concise update on the state of things. In the past, headlines such as the condo glut, restaurant booms or displacement seems to have been the message for this section of South Harlem but now the area is just becoming a quite desirable New York neighborhood that has shed the stigma of a not so bright history. One prominent restaurant owner along the boulevard mentions that drugs destroyed the area in the past but now Harlem has finally become a community again: LINK