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Rhapsody on Fifth, 2056 Fifth Avenue

At The Southwest corner of West 127th Street   |    Harlem

Rhapsody on Fifth - 2056 Fifth Avenue

Rhapsody on Fifth, 2056 Fifth Avenue has received a CityRealty Rating of 70, based on:


Anything above 30 is remarkable, from 20-29 is distinguished and from 11-19 is average, while below 11 is below average.


Anything above 27 is remarkable, from 18-26 is distinguished and from 9-17 is average, while below 9 is below average.


Anything above 22 is remarkable, from 16-21 is distinguished and from 9-15 is average, while below 9 is below average.

Rating Summary

Out of 44
Out of 36
Out of 39
Out of 119

Architecture Rating: Points Breakdown

Distinguished 6 out of 8 points
Retail Quality:
Good 3 out of 5 points
Canopy Entrance:
Dramatic 3 out of 3 points
Well Done 1 out of 2 points
Plaza Or Atrium:
None 0 out of 3 points
Contextual Design:
Yes and Good 2 out of 3 points
Not Visible 0 out of 2 points
Local Visibility:
Highly Visible 2 out of 2 points
Enclosed 1 out of 2 points
Discrete 1 out of 2 points
Free Standing:
Corner 1 out of 2 points
None 0 out of 2 points
None 0 out of 2 points
Consistent 1 out of 1 points
No 0 out of 2 points
Unified Design 1 out of 1 points
None 0 out of 1 points
Water Element:
None 0 out of 1 points

Location Rating: Points Breakdown

Street Ambience:
Attractive / Pleasant 3 out of 5 points
Distance To Neighborhood Center:
More than 50 blocks 0 out of 5 points
Open 2 out of 4 points
Neighborhood Ambience:
Attractive 2 out of 3 points
Traffic Noise:
Very Little 3 out of 3 points
Protected Views:
Only Top Floors 1 out of 2 points
Distance To Subway:
3-5 Short Blocks 1 out of 2 points
Firedepartment Noise:
No Noise 2 out of 2 points
Distance To Supermarket:
3-5 Short Blocks 1 out of 2 points
Distance To Park:
3-6 Short Blocks 1 out of 2 points
Distance To Water:
3-6 Short Blocks 1 out of 2 points
5 or less Short Blocks 2 out of 2 points
No Noise 1 out of 1 points
Noise From Nightlife:
None 1 out of 1 points

Features Rating: Points Breakdown

Spacious 4 out of 5 points
Units Per Floor:
3-4 3 out of 5 points
9-11 Feet 2 out of 4 points
Some 1 out of 3 points
Health Club:
Yes 1 out of 2 points
Private Gardens:
Substantial 2 out of 2 points
Storage Rooms:
Considerable 2 out of 2 points
Bay Windows:
None 0 out of 1 points
None 0 out of 1 points
Door Person:
Yes 1 out of 1 points
None 0 out of 1 points
Elevator Person:
None 0 out of 1 points
Recreational Roof:
None 0 out of 1 points
None 0 out of 1 points
Maids Room:
None 0 out of 1 points
None 0 out of 1 points
None 0 out of 1 points
Mixed Use:
No 0 out of 1 points
Non Rectilinear Form:
No 0 out of 1 points
Unusual Layouts:
No 0 out of 1 points
Yes 1 out of 1 points
Other Amenities:
Many 2 out of 2 points
  • #23 Rated condo - Upper Manhattan
  • #16 Rated condo - Harlem
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  • Size Avg. Price # Sold
  • STUDIO $525,000 1
  • Avg. Price based on 1 closings during past 12 months Last updated Feb 23, 2017
$1,000 Avg. Price / Ft2
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Nearby Subway Stations

  1. 2
    • 125th Street (at Lenox Ave) (0.20 miles)
  2. 3
    • 125th Street (at Lenox Ave) (0.20 miles)
  3. 4
    • 125th Street (at Lexington Ave) (0.33 miles)
  4. 5
    • 125th Street (at Lexington Ave) (0.33 miles)
  5. 6
    • 125th Street (at Lexington Ave) (0.33 miles)

Rhapsody on Fifth Overview

This four-story building on the southwest corner at 127th Street was renovated in 2006 by AFC Realty Capital, of which Arthur Fefferman is president, into "Rhapsody on Fifth" by expanding it by two stories to create a 22-unit residential condominium apartments.

The project was been designed by BKSK Architects, of which Harry Kendall and Stephen F. Byrns are principals. Mr. Byrns is a commissioner of the New York City Landmarks Commission. BKSK s has designed several notable TriBeCa projects such as the Hubert, 116 Hudson Street, 124 Hudson Street and the Fisher Mills Building. AFC Realty Capital was the developer of 116 Hudson Street and Fisher Mills Building projects.

The existing, red-brick building has a rusticated limestone base, rusticated quoins, numerous stone decorative balconies and decorative stone trim around the windows some of which arched. It was missing its cornice, but the renovation plans called for the "recreation" of a cornice the carving out of a large interior courtyard for the use of residents.

The conversion also created a ramped, "glowing bridge with glass accents " entrance that leads to a 17-foot-high lobby.

The building was at one time home to the Finnish Community Center and most recently the Gospel Temple Church.

According to Oskar Brecher, the president of the AFC Development Group and formerly the founder and principal of American Landmark Developments Inc., and prior to that a former executive with Cadillac Fairview, a major commercial real estate development company, the building has have 1,800 square feet of retail space.

The project is a few blocks north of the Marcus Garvey Memorial Park and close to the proposed new Marriott Hotel and residential condominium tower designed by TEN Arquitectos for a site at Park Avenue and 125th Street and it is also close to La Marqueta, a fresh fish and produce market to be developed along Park Avenue and also to the 475,000 square foot planned retail facility known as East River Plaza.


Carter Horsley's Review
of Rhapsody on Fifth, 2056 Fifth Avenue

Carter Horsley's Building Review
Read a Review of Rhapsody on Fifth, 2056 Fifth Avenue byCarter Horsley

Features & Amenities

  • Conversion Year: 2005
  • FT Doorman
  • Garden
  • Health Club
  • Video Intercom
  • Washer/Dryer in building
  • Elevator


  • Recreated cornice
  • Ramped bridge with glass accents entrance
  • Rusticated limestone base
  • Some ornamental balconies
  • 16-hour doorman
  • Interactive video security system
  • Storage space
  • Bicycle room
  • Superintendent
  • Fitness center
  • Three blocks north of Marcus Garvey Memorial Park
  • Good public transportation


  • No garage
  • No roofdeck
  • No sidewalk landscaping
  • Not close to midtown
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Popularity Stats

#48 Most viewed condo in Upper Manhattan (past 30 days).

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Rhapsody on Fifth, 2056 Fifth Avenue Alternate Addresses

  • 2 West 17th Street
  • 4 West 127th Street
  • 2058 Fifth Avenue

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  • $982 Avg. Price / Ft2
  • $896,797 Avg. Price
  • $779,481 Median Price
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    Price / ft2 $149
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