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.
Another busy Harlem street scene from 1944 shows the fashion of the day and some of the shops along the boulevard. The most notable eatery in the above image is Patsys Seafood Lunch which apparently offered 10 and 15 cent specials. As far as the fashions of the day goes, folks probably held on to clothes a little longer in the Depression years so cloche hats and the A-line silhouette of the 1920s appear to still be present at the time. Click on image to enlarge.