Listener Supported Public Media from Fordham University

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Tunein
  • YouTube
  • Flickr
  • RSS

Statue of Liberty Security Screening to be Moved

by Associated Press
A A

Sue Waters, flickr

Security screening will be held on Ellis Island

Security screening for visitors to the Statue of Liberty will be held on Ellis Island when the site reopens this summer after cleanup from Superstorm Sandy.

The National Park Service said Friday that beginning July 4, visitors will board cruise ships from either Battery Park in lower Manhattan or Liberty State Park, N.J., and stop at Ellis Island for security.

National Park officials said visitors will then continue to Liberty Island, where they'll go through a secondary screening. 

The New York Police Department criticized the plan, saying the decision to move screening out of lower Manhattan was done against its recommendation. 

On Tuesday, officials announced the Statue of Liberty would reopen to the public in time for Independence Day. Its surrounding island was badly damaged during the late October storm.

Share

WFUV News and Public Affairs

From interviews with newsmakers to features about local issues, the WFUV News team keeps listeners informed about the Tri-State area. Learn more.
How are we doing? Take our WFUV News survey.