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.
An archival photo from 1939 shows the mom and pop stores that used to line 125th Street before some major changes started to happen. We always wondered what those low level buildings on the commercial corridor used to look like back in the day and they were actually quite charming. A lot of business left when half of Central Harlem's population fled to live elsewhere from the 1950s up until the end of the 1990s but today 125th Street is starting to pickup once.