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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

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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

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

Interior Secretary Tours Sandy Damage At Statue Of Liberty

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.

12/13/2012

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Statue Of Liberty Stands Sad And Lonely Amid Destruction

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.

12/04/2012

Coast Guard Boat Off Liberty Island (file / credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Major Repairs Still Needed On Liberty Island After Sandy

The Statue of Liberty survived Superstorm Sandy without any damage, but such was not the case for Liberty Island.

12/01/2012

A sailboat sails past the Statue of Liberty on October 31, 2012. (Photo by Allison Joyce/Getty Images)

Statue Of Liberty, Ellis Island Will Not Reopen To Visitors In 2012

Superstorm Sandy is to thank for the extended closing of two of New York’s most popular tourist attractions.

11/21/2012

A sailboat sails past the Statue of Liberty on October 31, 2012. (Photo by Allison Joyce/Getty Images)

Statue Of Liberty To Shine For First Time Since Hurricane Sandy

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.

11/09/2012

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Brick Walkway Around Statue Of Liberty Damaged From Sandy

Lady Liberty herself is in tact and unharmed, but the brick walkway around Liberty Island sustained some damage, CBS 2 reported.

11/01/2012

(credit: Michael Nagle/Getty Images)

Statue Of Liberty’s Crown To Reopen After Year Of Renovations

The $30 million renovation project included replacing the stairs to the crown and making them less steep.

10/25/2012

Empire State Building (credit: CBS 2)

New Yorkers Say Transit, Sanitation & City Lifestyle Make High Tax Rates Worth It

From the Statue of Liberty to a powerful lineup of star-studded sports teams, New Yorkers have it all, and now residents of the Empire State can also brag that they have the highest taxes.

10/24/2012

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