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 brownstone church at west 133rd Street just around the corner from ACP/7th Avenue has kept a piece of the Harlem Renaissance alive on its lower level. Walking by number 168 West 133rd, one will notice a house like structure built at the garden level. This used to be the entrance of a speakeasy call The Log Cabin where within Billy Holiday once sang. Originally, there probably were actual logs on the facade structure but today it looks more like synthetic siding has taken over. Nevertheless, the institution did not have to preserve this odd icon but has apparently done so in respect for the past. Check out the comprehensive video on the once notorious jazz block of West 133rd Street in our past post: LINK