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After nearly 12-years of running New York City with a steely reserve, Mayor Michael Bloomberg got a little choked up Thursday talking about the impending birth of a grandson and the future of the city.
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 Statue of Liberty is set to reopen Sunday, despite the continuing partial government shutdown.
New York has 33 sites under the jurisdiction of the National Park Service, including the statue and nearby Ellis Island. They’ve been shut since Oct. 1 because of the partial federal shutdown.
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.
Six historic aircraft were slated to fly over the Statue of Liberty Sunday afternoon.
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.
A large crowd gathered for the holiday and ribbon-cutting ceremony at Liberty Island with federal officials and Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Lines stretched blocks long for the boat, which left from Battery Park in Manhattan.
With the Statue of Liberty set to reopen for the first time since Superstorm Sandy Thursday, a 97-year-old pianist has penned a first-of-a –kind tribute.
The storm flooded most of Liberty Island in New York Harbor. Lady Liberty herself was spared, but the surrounding grounds took a beating.
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.
The National Park Service has decided to move security screening to Ellis Island.
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.