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 old photo from 1905 shows what was then a brand new building on the corner of 7th Avenue and 119th Street. In contrast to the lower photo, one can see that the lost cornice and balustrade detail at the top part of the building really detracts from the grandeur of the original design. Apparently there were also rather tall trees growing on this part of today's Adam Clayton Powell Boulevard that were eventually cut down at some point in time.