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Turning A Construction Fence Into Art; Locksmith Scam; More!

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WEST CHELSEA?As the gallery-hopping season in Chelsea gets off to its autumnal start, all that darn construction and development happening in the area is apparently a bit of a buzzkill. Maria Kucinski, the associate director of the Tierney Gardarin gallery, observes: "Many people don't make it up to 29th Street because of all the construction. In an attempt to bring more attention to our forgotten 29th Street, an art piece reflecting the exhibition Pavilion of the Blind by Jennifer Marman and Daniel Borins at the Tierney Gardarin Gallery, was completed on the construction hoarding on 10th Avenue between 28th and 29th and extending down 29th Street towards 11th Avenue. This piece furthers their investigation of themes of abstraction and figuration, industrial design and art, and control and behavior." Check out their work above. [CurbedWire Inbox]

UPPER EAST SIDE?A tipster writes in with the photo at right and a word of warning about a scamtastic locksmith who has allegedly returned to strike again! "On Tuesday night I came out of my friend's tenement building on Manhattan's Upper East Side to find a freshly slapped sticker on his door, and every door down the entire street, and a business card," the tipster writes. "The phone number belongs to Best Locksmith (formerly L&M Locksmith). They were the subject of this investigation in 2005 where an unlicensed locksmith was caught plastering his stickers all over Manhattan buildings." [CurbedWire Inbox]

MANHATTAN & BROOKLYN?In our discussion of the ever-rising rents today, we left out MNSs' reports on the same topic. Check out another take on the state of rental prices in various neighborhoods across the city by scoping out their infographics above and below. They do an especially good job of highlighting rates and trends in more parts of Brooklyn. For more, see their reports on Manhattan and Brooklyn. [CurbedWire Inbox; previously]