The girl was walking on the street when the suspect approached from behind.
Police said he grabbed the girl's arm and pulled her to the side of a building, where he attempted to sexually assault her.
The girl screamed and the suspect fled the scene on foot.
Investigators released a sketch of the suspect, who is described as a black man, approximately 40 years of age. He is 5-foot-8 tall with a thin build and a dark complexion.
Anyone with information in regards to this case is asked to call the New York City Police Department's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS. You can text tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers web site at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com or texting their tips to 274637 (crimes) then enter TIP577.