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.
Uptowners who want to spend a little on designer gifts this holiday season should head over to SWING at ACP/7th Avenue and 118th Street. Design guru Helena Greene's Harlem store feels like a Soho boutique and one can find designer men's and women's sportswear along with an eclectic home line that includes soft furnishings from Italy, scented candles, and exotic teas. An absolute must for anyone seeking luxury goods uptown that go beyond basic denim and tees. SWING is located at 1960 ACP/7th Avenue which is the corner of West 118th Street.Tel.(212) 222-5802. The store is open Monday from 11:00AM-6:00PM, Thursday -Sunday 11:00AM-6:00PM, by appointment only on Tuesdays and Wednesdays: LINK