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Lady Liberty in Business After State Pays for Statue to Reopen

The Statue of Liberty reopened to tourists Sunday after New York agreed to pay for park administration.

Battery Park City »

Liberty Island Ferry Accident Leaves Eight with Minor Injuries

Passengers suffered "cuts and bruises" at the Liberty Island dock, boat company says.

Financial District »

The Statue of Liberty Opens to Tourists After Months of Closure

Liberty Island was closed last year after Hurricane Sandy damaged the island's facilities, officials say.

Battery Park City »

New Security Plan Could Endanger Statue of Liberty Visitors, NYPD Warns

A plan to relocate screening checkpoints could make Liberty-bound ferries unsafe, the police chief said.

Financial District »

Statue of Liberty Security Screening Moving to Ellis Island

Security for visitors to Liberty Island, reopening July 4, will move from Battery Park to Ellis Island.

Battery Park City »

No Reopening Date Yet for Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island

Federal officials expect to have a new security plan for Liberty and Ellis islands in about 10 days.

New York City »

Sandy Damage Shutters Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Until 2013

Both the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island will remain closed through 2012 due to damage from Sandy. 

Financial District »

Ellis Island Resident Artists Draw Inspiration from Immigration

Three artists participated in the first-ever artist residency on Ellis Island this summer.

Battery Park City »

Three People Rescued from Overturned Sailboat Near Liberty Island

The sailboat turned over near Liberty Island just before noon.

Financial District »

Statue of Liberty Welcomes Nighttime Visitors This Summer

Statue Cruises offers a special Thursday night trip to the Statue of Liberty.

Downtown »

Lady Liberty Invites Artists for First Ever Residency Program

Liberty Island will host its first-ever artist-residency program in July 2012.

Downtown »

Two People Rescued After Crane-Carrying Boat Overturns at Liberty Island

The Katherine G. overturned near Liberty Island at 9:46 a.m., the U.S. Coast Guard said.

Downtown »

Statue of Liberty Awash in Colors for 125th Anniversary

Fireworks illuminated the Statue of Liberty for its 125th Anniversary.

Downtown »

125 Immigrants Take Citizenship Oath on Lady Liberty's Birthday

The Statue of Liberty was dedicated 125 years ago, on Oct. 28, 1886. To celebrate, 125 immigrants took their citizenship oath there on Friday before the base closes for a year of renovations.

Downtown »

New Statue of Liberty 'Torch Cams' Offer Stunning City Views

The 24-hour webcams in the Statue of Liberty's torch will go live Oct. 28, 2011.

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