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Posts Tagged ‘Statue of Liberty’

National Parkland Not on Radar

In Brooklyn, Go Coastal, Manhattan, Public Waterfront, Queens, Staten Island on August 16, 2009 at 5:30 pm

When my 19-year-old daughter and her friends are looking for something to do, they often head for the water. They walk in the park along the Hudson River, go to concerts on a pier, watch movies in Brooklyn Bridge Park or take a ferry to the beach. Read the rest of this entry »

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Statue of Liberty inspires collector

In Get Wet, Manhattan, Public Waterfront on July 4, 2009 at 3:46 pm

“Give me your tired, your poor,

Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.

The wretched refuse of your teeming shore,

Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,

I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”

— Emma Lazarus poem inscribed on the base of the Statue of Liberty Read the rest of this entry »

Join Discover Boating on the Water for Hudson River Day!

In Get Wet, Manhattan, Maritime, Public Waterfront on May 29, 2009 at 4:12 pm

New York’s 400th Anniversary on the Hudson River! Read the rest of this entry »

As Statue of Liberty prepares for reopening, Daily News gets sneak peek

In Get Wet, Manhattan, Public Waterfront on May 21, 2009 at 2:49 pm

 The twin sets of steps entwine into a double helix, and to climb toward Lady Liberty’s crown is to feel you are ascending a huge strand of freedom’s DNA. Read the rest of this entry »

To the Hardy, Lady Liberty’s Crown Beckons Anew

In Get Wet, Manhattan, Public Waterfront on May 10, 2009 at 2:07 pm

Oh, how he loves that Lady.

Give Don Oral 30 seconds and he’ll wax poetic about the grace and meaning of the Statue of Liberty for a city of immigrants. Read the rest of this entry »

Statue of Liberty Chills With Plastic Cooling Towers

In Get Wet, Manhattan, Public Waterfront on March 3, 2009 at 4:54 pm

She has put on a nice face for more than 100 years, welcoming seafarers to these shores with dignity and grace. But deep down, the Statue of Liberty was hurting. Read the rest of this entry »

Statue of Liberty Dedicated in New York Harbor

In Get Wet, Manhattan, Public Waterfront on October 28, 2008 at 11:19 pm

On Oct. 28, 1886, the Statue of Liberty, a gift to the United States from the people of France, was officially unveiled to the public by President Grover Cleveland. Read the rest of this entry »

Lady Liberty keeps welcoming tired, poor

In Get Wet, Manhattan, Public Waterfront on October 21, 2008 at 2:46 am

The French wanted to give the United States a gift for the centennial in 1876 of our Declaration of Independence. So they got together enough money to hire the sculptor Frederic Auguste Bartholdi to design the Statue of Liberty – he used his mother as a model Read the rest of this entry »

Staten Island ferry crisscrosses history's wake

In Get Wet, Manhattan, Maritime, Staten Island on August 31, 2008 at 6:37 pm

As the Staten Island Ferry traces its time-honored odyssey, a glorious sunrise highlights post 9/11 Manhattan. Boats have regularly traveled to Staten Island since explorer Henry Hudson named it.
As the Staten Island Ferry traces its time-honored odyssey, a glorious sunrise highlights post 9/11 Manhattan. Boats have regularly traveled to Staten Island since explorer Henry Hudson named it.
 
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Images of the bright orange Staten Island ferries play a starring role during a test of morality and nerve in the Batman movie The Dark Knight. Read the rest of this entry »

U.S. to Study Access to Liberty’s Crown

In Get Wet, Public Waterfront on July 5, 2008 at 11:43 pm

The National Park Service has started inching closer to reopening the Statue of Liberty’s crown for the first time since the 9/11 attacks by seeking ways to make access safer. Read the rest of this entry »