Gallery: NYC Municipal Art Society Launches Project to Show How Histori...

New York City loves its landmarks. So much so, that trying to get approval from the Landmarks Preservation Commission to modify historic buildings, no matter how slightly, can prove quite a challenge. The Commission’s strict rules make it even harder to do bigger overhauls, like green retrofits, without forking over a ton of cash. But yesterday the Commission announced that they will be working with the Municipal Art Society to show that greening a historic property can be completed without changes in appearance or breaking the bank. The focus of the project will be the 1830s Henry Street Settlement in Manhattan’s Lower East Side.

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