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.
A photo from 1915 shows the Audubon Ballroom in Washington Heights at Broadway and 165th Street. This landmark building was the location where Malcolm X was assassinated back in 1965 and has been restored in recent years. All of the ornate terra-cotta looks shiny and brand new on the facade but the back end of the theater has a few things missing. There is a new building attached to that north end and the windows on the upper floor of the historic structure in that section are mere floating frames on a decorative wall (last photo). Some commercial space exists on the lower floors and the main part of the old ballroom is a memorial to Malcolm X.
Archival image courtesy the Museum of the City of New York