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Tourists walk by a sign announcing that the Statue of Liberty is closed due to a US government shutdown in New York, October 1, 2013.(credit: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images)

Talks To Reopen Statue Of Liberty Amid Government 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.

10/11/2013

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

Honor Flight Over Statue Of Liberty Featured Historic Aircraft

Six historic aircraft were slated to fly over the Statue of Liberty Sunday afternoon.

09/01/2013

The Miss New Jersey struck a dock at Liberty Island. (credit: CBS 2)

3 Hurt As Liberty Island Ferry Makes Hard Landing

The ferry, which was taking passengers to the Statue of Liberty, was carrying hundred of passengers when it struck the dock.

08/27/2013

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Tracing N.Y. Roots: A Historical Guide To Liberty Island

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.

07/08/2013

A family walks by the Statue of Liberty on the first day it is open to the public after Superstorm Sandy on July 4, 2013. (Photo by Kena Betancur/Getty Images)

Statue Of Liberty Officially Reopens For July 4th

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.

07/04/2013

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

Pianist, 97, Pens Song To Honor Statue Of Liberty

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.

07/03/2013

Boats pass the Statue of Liberty on May 14, 2013.  (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Months After Sandy, Statue Of Liberty To Finally Reopen July 4

The storm flooded most of Liberty Island in New York Harbor. Lady Liberty herself was spared, but the surrounding grounds took a beating.

07/01/2013

The Statue of Liberty - Dec. 13, 2012 (credit: Ginny Kosola / WCBS 880)

Officials Call Off Plans To Move Security Screening For Statue Of Liberty

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.

06/03/2013

Police Commissioner Ray Kelly & Sen. Charles Schumer on May 27, 2013 (credit: Steve Sandberg/1010 WINS)

Officials Say New Statue Of Liberty Security Plan Is Risky

The National Park Service has decided to move security screening to Ellis Island.

05/27/2013

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

Kelly Voices ‘Concern’ Over New Statue Of Liberty Security Procedures

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.

05/15/2013

The Statue of Liberty - Dec. 13, 2012 (credit: Ginny Kosola / WCBS 880)

New Security Plans In Place For Lady Liberty’s July 4 Opening

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.

05/09/2013

Ellis Island is seen from Liberty State Park - Jersey City, NJ - Oct 11, 2009 - Photo: Evan Bindelglass / WCBS 880

Ellis Island Not Expected To Reopen This Year

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.

03/24/2013

Statue of Liberty (file/credit: Hamish Blair/Getty Images)

Feds Announce Statue Of Liberty To Reopen In Time For July 4 Holiday

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.

03/19/2013

Snow Contest

Snow Sculptors Get Creative At Contest On High Line

A lot of people may be grumbling about all the snow that fell during the blizzard this weekend, but some folks on the High Line were having some fun with it.

02/10/2013

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

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