ALBANY, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — A Cuomo administration official says talks aimed at reopening the Statue of Liberty are under way between state and federal officials.
The official said the state is working with parks officials to try to determine the cost of a plan to reopen the popular visitors’ destination in New York Harbor. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren’t authorized to speak publicly and no deal has been reached.
The state would likely cover the cost to reopen the Statue of Liberty as long as the government shutdown continues.
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New York has 33 sites under the jurisdiction of the National Park Service, including the statue and nearby Ellis Island.