2081-2087 Fifth Avenue

2081-2087 Fifth Avenue are a quartet of brownstones developed, like the houses across the street at 2080-2084 as a unified row. The first of the row has been sadly mutilated but the northern three are intact and display excellent Neo-Grec/Italianate detailing.

2080-2084 Fifth Avenue

2080-2084 Fifth Avenue are a trio of brownstones developed as a single row.  They presumably would have included the now-demolished Collyer House at the corner, and whatever stood at what is at present a vacant lot at 2086 Fifth Avenue.  At some point 2080 and 2084 gained mansard roofs; 2084 also gained a rather unfortunate… Continue reading

2064 & 2066 Fifth Avenue

2064 & 2066 Fifth Avenue stand together as a study in contrasts, with 2064’s Composite pilasters and neo-Dutch gable at odds with the Bauhaus-like brick cage of 2066.  The latter seems even more unfortunate in light of replacing a particularly elegant Renaissance Revival design. The brickwork is at least an attempt at contextualism.

2032-2040 Fifth Avenue

2032-2038 Fifth Avenue consists of a row of handsome and largely intact brownstone houses once typical of the greater length of Fifth Avenue; 2040 Fifth Avenue exists as a post-war stub at the end, currently housing a small bodega.

2010- 2108 Fifth Avenue

The brownstones at 2010-2014 Fifth Avenue still retain a hefty portion of their original detailing.  Not so their neighbor at 2018 Fifth Avenue (Also known as 2 West 125th Street) which has been given a PoMo facelift suitable for a downscale Long Island strip mall.