I've always used my curiosity as a compass. Before I lived in Harlem, I used to ride my bike there to soak in the vibe. There was something different about uptown that I didn't feel in other parts of the city.
This part of town was totally different from midtown where I had been cooking and living. There was an energy uptown, a vibe that I couldn't quite describe, I just knew I had to be a part of it. While Harlem is still on the island of Manhattan, the neighborhood felt like a different world.