Statue of Liberty reopens to the public amid US govt shutdown
NEW YORK (AP) - The Statue of Liberty has reopened to the public after the state agreed to shoulder the costs of running the site during the federal government shutdown.
Ferry trips from Manhattan to the Statue of Liberty resumed Sunday morning, and eager visitors were already lining up.
New York state agreed last week to take over the daily costs of keeping it open - about US$61,600 (S$76,750) per day.
New York has 33 sites under the jurisdiction of the National Park Service, and they have been shut since Oct 1. The sites include the statue and nearby Ellis Island, which remains closed for repairs since Superstorm Sandy last year.