The bill’s sponsor, state Sen. Gustavo Rivera, D-Bronx, said the legislation would grant state citizenship if “someone can demonstrate proof of identity, live here for three consecutive years, pay taxes for three consecutive years.”
Governors Island will reopen, and summer operating hours will begin at the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, on Memorial Day Weekend.
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.
While in New York City, the yacht will be taking members of the group Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America on free cruises.
In a statement announced late Monday afternoon. Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) said that the federal government will not go forward with plans to screen visitors once they arrive at Liberty and Ellis islands.
Hudson River Park Trust CEO Madelyn Wils said three piers were heavily damaged and the electrical system was knocked out completely when Sandy flooded the park on Oct. 29. All of the street lights lost power.
Residents of the building overlooking Battery Park said the smell of gas, malfunctioning elevators and a lack of heat in some units has made the place unlivable.
The southernmost tip of Manhattan was as deserted as an Old West ghost town Wednesday evening, but anyone who passed through would find much of the area remained in horrific shape in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy.
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Four the of the Gray Line’s red double decker tour buses have gone pink for breast cancer awareness, WCBS 880’s Jim Smith reported. $1 from each ticket goes to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
The World Trade Center sphere was supposed to be moved out by April 30 to make way for renovations but the iconic 25-foot bronze sculpture that was pulled from the rubble of the Twin Towers is still there.
The bronz sculpture, which once stood as a symbol of world peace between the Twin Towers, will be moved from Battery Park for park renovations.
The 31-year-old Morrison, from Goleta, Calif., broke the mark of 6:06:01 set by Elizabeth Fry in June.
“We want to remember and we want to honor all the fallen heroes and some of our friends who died in the attacks,” said Bonnie Pomerantz of Tribeca.
“We are seeing some very serious consequences of the storm, including flooding and downed trees and power outages,” Bloomberg said Sunday.