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 Mishkin's Drugstore at 145th Street and Amsterdam is one of the rare shops uptown that have become an official New York City landmark. This basically protects the design elements of the drugstore founded in 1890 even if the ownership exchanges hands. After this week's debacle with the destruction of the Lenox Lounge from the inside out, one would question why this little drugstore would be protected and Harlem's most famous, long running jazz club was not. Perhaps this is something for the local community boards to really discuss if these types of losses are to be prevented in the future.