By CBSNewYork Team

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Work was being done Wednesday morning to preserve a gay liberation monument.

The sculptural group by George Segal is located in Christopher Park in Greenwich Village. It commemorates the Stonewall Riots.

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Wednesday, NYC Parks staff cleaned the figures and applied a special lacquer to protect it.

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Park officials say the special wax preserves the aesthetic of the pieces while ensuring they are kept safe and standing in good condition.

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CBSNewYork Team