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.
Bespoke readers have been sending in tips about Coccola on 139th Street and now it appears the eatery has opened. We walked by this section of Amsterdam Avenue across from City College in Hamilton Heights and noticed that the restaurant was already providing lunch service. Coccola reportedly is owned by the guys the brought about Bettolona in Manhattanville and it appears that the menus are similar. Expect pizza out of wood-burning oven and pasta dishes all within around the $10 price point. Brunch menus are also up so folks can drop buy during the weekends.