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Slope's Arias Cuts Doorman Service; New Mural For Gowanus

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PARK SLOPE?A tenant at the Arias on Fourth Avenue in Park Slope sends word that management is seeking approval from the Division of Housing and Community Renewal to cut its 24-hour doorman service in half. A real doorman would be present from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., and tenants would use a virtual doorman system the rest of the time. The email notice came just two days after our tipster was asked to confirm his lease renewal at a higher rent. "Bottom line, we all signed up for high rent at a building offering full service and amenities 24 hours, now they are trying to cut the services while still continuing to charge high rents." Our tipster speculates that this plan is "in order to retaliate against two doormen who brought labor action against the building back in the spring." [CurbedWire Inbox; previously]

GOWANUS?The empty wall of a concrete facility in Gowanus is getting an artsy makeover thanks to a local artist and the Gowanus Canal Conservancy. The building, located at Huntington and Smith Streets, belongs to Quadrozzi Enterprises, and the artwork will "feature beautiful and engaging imagery of fruit, vegetables, and vegetation, a tongue-in-cheek contrast to the industrial area and neighboring Superfund site." The public is invited to help paint on Saturday, July 27. [CurbedWire; official]