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 from 1958 shows some impressive neon at the corner of 118th and 7th Avenue. If this lounge was still around today, we would most definitely stop by for a drink but Adam Clayton Powell Boulevard has yet to come up with anything as elaborately designed as Turk's Bar. With the demise of the old signage at Lenox Lounge and Minton's, this sort of historic look is vanishing quickly in Harlem but new places such as Cantina or Harlem Tavern have distilled some of the nostalgic spirit.