STATUE OF LIBERTY TO RE-OPEN ON JULY 4TH
The Statue of Liberty will re-open to the public on July 4th, more than eight months after Superstorm Sandy flooded most of Liberty Island with water that surged as high as eight feet. Although the statue itself wasn't harmed, there was lots of damage to Liberty Island, including broken railings and docks and destroyed boilers, sewage pumps and electrical systems. While there are still some repairs underway, visitors will be allowed to return starting on Independence Day and basically have the same access they did before. Neighboring Ellis Island, home of the Ellis Island Immigration Museum, suffered much more damage to its infrastructure from Sandy and won't be open to the public anytime soon.