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Statue of Liberty, closed since Sandy, to reopen by July 4
Statue of Liberty, closed since Sandy, to reopen by July 4
News Cristabelle Tumola 3/19/2013 at 6:04PM

One of America’s most iconic symbols of freedom, the Statue of Liberty will be open in time to celebrate the country’s birthday, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and U.S. Senator Charles Schumer announced today. The monument has been closed since Sandy. “[The storm] inflicted major damage on facilities that support the Statue of Liberty [...]

New photo exhibit shows before and after effects of Sandy
New photo exhibit shows before and after effects of Sandy
Arts & Music Cristabelle Tumola 2/11/2013 at 1:59PM

Homes and businesses were not the only places that Sandy destroyed. Gateway National Recreation Area, which encompasses parts of Queens, Brooklyn, Staten Island and Monmouth County, New Jersey, is also still recovering from the storm and has yet to fully reopen. The effects that Sandy had on the area can now be seen in a [...]

Pols push for improvements to Charles Park
Pols push for improvements to Charles Park
News Terence M. Cullen 7/11/2012 at 8:20AM

Piles of trash in tall grass are just yards away from baseball fields where the pitcher’s mounds have nearly leveled with home plate. Behind home plate, there are cracks in the sidewalks that are overgrown with grass and weeds. Not much further from this scene is a picnic table, worn from years of use. These [...]