The halls and buildings of the Ellis Island Immigration Museum reopened to the public Monday morning, almost exactly a year after the storm.
Lady Liberty reopened Sunday, a relief to many tourists who had their hearts set on visiting the statue while they were in New York.
The ferry, which was taking passengers to the Statue of Liberty, was carrying hundred of passengers when it struck the dock.
So many of us in the U.S. trace our beginnings to Ellis Island and much of New York was built by immigrant groups who arrived from 1892 to 1954.
The statue has been closed since Sandy struck the region on Oct. 29, damaging much of the island’s infrastructure. The statue itself is on higher ground and was not damaged.
The collection of artifacts at the Ellis Island museum was unharmed by superstorm Sandy, but had to be moved because it wasn’t possible to maintain the climate-controlled environment necessary for preservation.
Visitors will once again be welcomed to the Statue of Liberty by July 4, 2013, following the completion of repairs needed after superstorm Sandy, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar announced.
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.
Liberty Island was part of the close-up tour by the Secretary of the Interior Thursday, but it won’t be getting any tourists in the near future.
The Statue of Liberty survived Sandy unscathed, but the island she lives on was so severely ravaged that it remains unsafe for visitors more than a month later.
The Statue of Liberty survived Superstorm Sandy without any damage, but such was not the case for Liberty Island.
Superstorm Sandy is to thank for the extended closing of two of New York’s most popular tourist attractions.
The $30 million renovation project included replacing the stairs to the crown and making them less steep.
A year after it was closed for renovations, visitors will once again be able to take in the views from the crown of the Statue of Liberty.
It wasn’t a hoax after all. The Coast Guard says they and the FDNY rescued two people from a 60-foot-boat named “Tranquility” that was taking on water.