5. Vinyl Decals on Abandoned Buildings along Cross-Bronx Expressway

Affordable New York A Housing Legacy Exhibit-Thomas Mellon-MCNY-Museum of the City of New York-NYC-012

In the 1980s, the New York City Department of Housing, Preservation and Development placed vinyl decals in the windows of abandoned buildings along the Cross-Bronx Expressway,, concealing the full level of destruction to commuters. The full-size decal showcased in the exhibit is courtesy of the Bronx Historical Society.