Statue of Liberty to reopen to public Sunday, NY to shoulder costs
NEW YORK (AP) - The Statue of Liberty will reopen to the public on Sunday after the state of New York agreed to shoulder the costs of running the site during the federal government shutdown.
Ferry trips to Liberty Island National Park from Manhattan's Battery Park will resume at 9am. Tickets go on sale at 8.30am.
A spokesman for ferry operator Statue Cruises said on Saturday it was still unclear when service might resume from the New Jersey side of the Hudson River.
Statue Cruises marketing director Rafael Abreu said the company was delighted with the reopening. He said Statue Cruises had a 60 per cent reduction in business since the shutdown.