Could these multi-colored stripes at 120 East Fourth indicate Fortune East/Magnum in the process of choosing a new color for the building's exterior? For a company whose interior color-decor uniformly includes only light gray, dark gray, and black, it is unlikely they mean to keep all these colors on the facade.
However, no expert color-choice could change the oppressive feeling of the courtyard at 118 East Fourth. Long ago there was a tree here, and the call of bluejays. Fortune East/Magnum, according to their want, has made it into denuded, subdivided, unpleasant tiny pens that they advertise to prospective tenants as "exclusive outdoor patio/space/private courtyards". Only cattle or other prisoners would recognize these as the outdoors.