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 Cecil Hotel which has Minton's Playhouse on the lower floor appears to wrapping up a long renovation that's been happening for about the past two years. Scaffolding has finally been removed at number 206-210 West 118th Street which sits on the corner of St. Nicholas Avenue and is one of the miniature Flatiron Buildings of the area. Apparently the Cecil was an actual hotel at some point but DOB permits show that units will now be moving over to the residential category with this latest remodel. There's a great corner storefront at the lower floor that has been vacant for some time but Minton's is just around the corner. The famous jazz playhouse has been closed in recent months but look out for some sort opening in the springtime since that venue is slated for the first Harlem Jazz Shrine Festival coming this May: LINK