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.
The major landscape border for central Harlem are the Fordham Cliffs which are the elevated rocky formations to the west of all the main parks uptown. Morningside Park, St. Nicholas Park and Jackie Robinson Park all have the Fordham Cliffs as their western most wall. Anything below the geological formation is considered Central Harlem from 110th to 155th (with Fifth Avenue is the east border). Morningside Heights and Hamilton Heights in West Harlem get their names because they are above the cliffs and thus in height of the neighborhood. We constantly see the area below Morningside Park being named as a non-Harlem neighborhood and this not a correct perspective.