Artist Ed Diment is constructing the model aircraft, which will be 22-feet-long, weigh 550 pounds and require 250,000 LEGO pieces.
Museum officials estimate a shuttle would bring in more than one million visitors each year.
NASA is expected Tuesday to decide where its three retired and retiring Space Shuttles will go.
The federally run Statue Of Liberty could be shut down this weekend along with the government if Congress fails to agree on a budget.
The space shuttle landed in Florida today but New York City hopes another will land alongside its aircraft carrier sometime in the future.
Four men hailed the cab on Manhattan’s West Side, asking to be taken to the Bronx. They said the cabbie, Mohammed Azam, refused and suggested they all go to a nearby police precinct instead.
Police are searching for a knife-wielding robber who is targeting his victims in lobbies and elevators.
It’s nothing to sing about. Lincoln Center says it has detected bedbugs at the complex’s opera house.
The presidential appearance at the UN meant presidential gridlock on Manhattan’s East Side Thursday,
A burglary suddenly turned violent on the Upper West Side. A superintendent’s wife stumbled on a burglar in the basement of her building on West 81st Street. The intruder was carrying a baseball bat.