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Federal officials said visitors will now be screened on Ellis Island. NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly said the only way to protect the statue is to screen passengers before they get on the ferries.
Sandy caused billions of dollars in damage and left tens of thousands of people homeless after coming ashore Oct. 29. Six months later, major issues including housing, business, tourism and coastal protection still remain.
For some, Earth Day took on a special meaning this year in parts of the Tri-State Area ravaged by Superstorm Sandy.
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.
That’s the hashtag being used by some Republicans, including the House Speaker John Boehner, to blame President Barack Obama for the automatic federal cuts that are a week away.
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.
Superstorm Sandy is to thank for the extended closing of two of New York’s most popular tourist attractions.
For the first time since Hurricane Sandy slammed into the Tri-State Area last week, the Statue of Liberty will once again shine through the darkness of New York Harbor.
The site on Manhattan’s West Side is currently open seven days a week. But after Oct. 2, it will be open five days a week.
Someone allegedly trespassed onto Gateway National Park restricted land, ripped open netting that protects the struggling piping plovers and removed and crushed eight baby eggs that were days from hatching.
Some 9/11 victims’ family members want to have the National Park Service run the museum and memorial the World Trade Center site, WCBS 880’s Monica Miller reported.
The governors of New York and New Jersey have called on the National Park Service to take a role in funding and managing the National September 11 Memorial and Museum at the World Trade Center site.
Lady Liberty was dedicated in New York harbor on October 28, 1886.
Rep. Steve Israel of Long Island says that one way to slow the sale of made in China products here in America is to prevent them from being sold in our national parks.