Jennifer Hsu, Video Producer, WNYC Interactive
Jennifer Hsu produces videos about news and culture for WNYC. She is the creator of the ongoing Know Your Neighbor video series of intimate portraits about living in New York City.
Friday, October 28, 2011 marked the 125th anniversary of the dedication of the Statue of Liberty — a gift from France to the people of the United States of America.
Lady Liberty has seen a lot during her time, including 23 presidents, two world wars, immigrants yearning for a new life in the new world, space travel and, of course, millions of tourists.
A number of events were planned for the anniversary, including a naturalization ceremony, musical performances, fireworks and the launch of the new torch webcam. But after the festivities, the interior of the monument closed for a year while renovation work is done.