NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Plans to change the security screening procedures for visitors to the Statue of Liberty have been scrapped.
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 feds will instead screen them in Battery Park before they board the ferry. The Statue of Liberty reopens July 4.
The statue was closed after Hurricane Sandy flooded Liberty Island in late October. Before then, passengers were screened before they boarded boats at Battery Park in Lower Manhattan and Liberty State Park in New Jersey.