Making NYC greener: City funding projects for green roofs, blue roofs, rain gardens

The city has been working to encourage a green rethinking of the urban landscape.

It is supporting efforts such as green roofs and blue roofs that help to absorb rainwater that would otherwise drain into the sewer systems. Such projects may, in turn, lead to healthier waterways, cleaner air and cooler temperatures during the summer.

Several green projects have already flourished. Here are six of them.

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