Statue Of Liberty

The Leonard Lopate Show

The Statue of Liberty Was One Man's Quixotic Pet Project

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

 For decades, the myth has persisted that the Statue of Liberty was a grand gift from France, but Elizabeth Mitchell reveals that the statue was in fact the pet project of one quixotic and visionary French sculptor, Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi.

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Ellis Island Reopens Nearly a Year Since Sandy

Monday, October 28, 2013

Ellis Island is open to visitors again for the first time since Sandy destroyed some of its infrastructure. It's a little empty, though. The artifacts from the immigration museum won't return until the spring.

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Lady Liberty is Open Again

Sunday, October 13, 2013

The Statue of Liberty is open again after a deal between New York and federal officials to keep it running during the government shutdown.



Statue of Liberty to Reopen by Independence Day

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

The Statue of Liberty, closed since Hurricane Sandy damaged the island where it stands, will reopen to the public by Independence Day, officials said Tuesday.



Automatic Spending Cuts Could Delay Re-Opening of Statue of Liberty: U.S. Parks Dept.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

The reopening of the Statue of Liberty could be further delayed if automatic budget cuts go into effect on Friday. 

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Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island Still Closed Post-Sandy

Monday, February 04, 2013

Three months after Sandy, Liberty Island and Ellis Island are still closed and without power.

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Ellis Island Museum Collection Making Temporary Move to Maryland

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Liberty and Ellis Islands hold a special place in the life and history of New York City.



Living in the Shadow of Lady Liberty No More

Friday, November 30, 2012

The National Park Service has a tradition. The caretaker of Lady Liberty gets to live on island with her.  But because of Sandy, the current superintendent of the Statue of Liberty National Park may be the last to follow the tradition.

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Ellis Island, Statue of Liberty to Remain Closed Until 2013

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

The Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island will remain closed for the rest of the year, according to the U.S. National Park Service, as it continues to assess the damage from after Sandy. 



Statue of Liberty Remains Shuttered After Sandy

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Liberty Island, home to the Statue of Liberty, suffered significant damage during Sandy.



Statue of Liberty Entertaining Guests Once Again

Sunday, October 28, 2012

The Statue of Liberty turns 126 years old today and visitors will get a much closer look as the interior and crown re-open after a one year, $30 million restoration. 



Students Win for Turning Lady Liberty Green

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Two students at a gifted and talented middle school in Brooklyn dazzled the French with their award-winning works that link the Statue of Liberty to an environmental theme. One, Hale Sheffield, a seventh grader, won a grand prize of round-trip tickets for two to Paris.

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Statue of Liberty to Close for Repairs

Thursday, August 11, 2011


If you've been wanting to visit the Statue of Liberty, best do it before October 28. After that day, the monument will close for a year long renovation.



Statue of Liberty Knock-Off Depicted on Postage Stamp

Friday, April 15, 2011

The image emblazoned on a new first-class postage stamp is modeled off of Las Vegas' Lady Liberty — not the original Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor.

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Secretary of the Interior Visits Ellis Island

Friday, January 23, 2009

A window in one of dozens of unrestored Elis Island historic buildings

A window in one of dozens of unrestored Elis Island historic buildings

Deferred maintenance - a window into one of dozens of unrestored Ellis Island historic buildings. Just a handful of the 33 structures through which generations of immigrants passed have been preserved. The National Park site was visited by Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar Friday.

During his confirmation hearing he promised Senator Bob Menendez that he would come visit both the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island which are both under the jurisdiction of Salazar's Department. Menendez, Congressman Albio Sires of Hudson County and Congressman Anthony Weiner of Brooklyn also lobbied Salazar to reopen the crown of the Statue of Liberty to tourists. It has been closed since 9/11 over public safety concerns.