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.
Number 12 West 129th Street is one of the older houses in Central Harlem and happens to be the only one with a gingerbread woodwork porch. This decorative Victorian element is somewhat fragile and thus is often the first to go when a house ages. The building just west of Fifth Avenue appears to be in pretty good shape and is a stellar example of an architectural element that is hard to find nowadays in Manhattan. We are not sure if the property is a private residence now since the former hostel was shuttered a couple of years ago.