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Riaan Manser and Vasti Geldenhuys become the first crew ever to row from mainland Africa to mainland North America. (Credit: CBS 2)

2 South African Explorers Make History In New York Harbor

With Lady Liberty as their witness, pioneering explorers Riaan Manser and Vasti Geldenhuys crossed the finish line, completing their trans-Atlantic rowing adventure with a long hug and tears.

06/20/2014

Ellis Island reopens to the public, Oct. 28, 2013. (credit: Steve Sandberg/1010 WINS)

Ellis Island Reopens One Year After Superstorm Sandy’s Floods

The halls and buildings of the Ellis Island Immigration Museum reopened to the public Monday morning, almost exactly a year after the storm.

10/28/2013

Statue Of Liberty (credit: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images Entertainment)

Schumer To Obama: Statue Of Liberty Has Been Closed To The Public Long Enough

Is Uncle Sam shortchanging Lady Liberty? Three months after Superstorm Sandy, the government won’t say when the statue will reopen. On Monday night there was a demand for a timetable.

02/04/2013

(credit: Michael Nagle/Getty Images)

Statue Of Liberty’s Crown To Reopen After Year Of Renovations

The $30 million renovation project included replacing the stairs to the crown and making them less steep.

10/25/2012

The Statue of Liberty as seen from the air over New York City (Photo credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Torch Cams To Give Masses Views From Lady Liberty

Lady Liberty is getting high-tech gifts for her 125th birthday: webcams on her torch that will let viewers gaze out at New York Harbor and read the tablet in her hands or see visitors on the grounds of the island below in real time.

10/23/2011

The Statue of Liberty as seen from the air over New York City (Photo credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Statue Of Liberty To Close For Yearlong Renovations To Make Interior Safer, More Accessible

Starting October 29, the monument will be getting a $27.25 million makeover.

08/11/2011

(AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Statue Of Liberty To Get New Staircase For Safety

A set of 354 narrow steps spirals all the way up to the Statue of Liberty’s crown, and it’s the only escape route for tourists in an emergency.

1010 WINS–08/09/2010