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 taken in Central Harlem circa 1939 shows the energy of the crowd at The Savoy Ballroom during the height of its popularity as one of the great social venues of New York City. The dance was the jitterbug and a big band would have been playing in the background. One can always discern The Savoy interiors in these old Harlem photos because of the curved, art deco walls in the background which were very unique to the space. As we have mentioned in the past, the building on 140th and Lenox was torn down for middle income housing several decades ago and the only thing left to indicate the lost landmark is a bronze plaque: LINK