Rhapsody on Fifth, 2056 Fifth Avenue

At Southwest Corner of 127th Street   |    Harlem

Rhapsody on Fifth - 2056  Fifth Avenue

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

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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...

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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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