Liberty State Park
NJ Homeland Security Chief: Security Beefed Up For Jets-Cowboys Game, Other 9/11 Events In Garden State
New Jersey Homeland Security chief Charlie McKenna told Gov. Chris Christie’s cabinet that the Garden State could be an attractive alternative for terrorists unable to strike heavily patrolled landmarks in New York.
A gleaming new 9/11 memorial for the Garden State opens this weekend. CBS 2’s Dave Carlin got the first tour of a project that is finally done after weathering legal challenges and the economic downturn.
Starting October 29, the monument will be getting a $27.25 million makeover.
Old 2x4s, tree branches, gas cans, soda cans and water bottles. It’s all being picked up by a detail of about a dozen prison inmates along the Liberty State Park shoreline over the next couple weeks.
The unidentified 29-year-old man stripped down to swim trunks and dove into the water from a Liberty State Park footpath.
It would be an alternative to driving into Manhattan as well as an alternative to the PATH train.
The NYPD wasn’t initially consulted, so a plan to reconfigure and speed up the security screening process for the Statue of Liberty is now up in the air.