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 new lounge on 125th Street called Blue Monk applied for a liquor license 9 months ago but the space still sits empty today. Folks might remember that this used to be the old Mobay location at 215 West 125th Street which shuttered last fall and it appeared that another better establishment would take over by 2013. We walked by the storefront in the past week and it looks like the space has been gutted and building materials are on site but not much is happening. Does anyone have details on why it is taking so long for Blue Monk to happen?