An unrepentant protester who climbed the base of the Statue of Liberty on a busy Fourth of July in what prosecutors called a "dangerous stunt" pleaded not guilty on Thursday to misdemeanor trespassing and disorderly conduct.
A protest against U.S. immigration policy forced the evacuation of the Statue of Liberty on the Fourth of July, with a group unfurling a banner from the pedestal and a woman holding police at bay for hours after she climbed the base and sat by the statue's robes.
NEW YORK (AP) — The island that ushered millions of immigrants into the United States is about to resume receiving visitors for the first time since Superstorm Sandy's surge gushed into New York Harbor.
US Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced Wednesday that the Statue of Liberty will close on October 28 for a year-long, $27.25 million renovation. The upgrades will make the interior safer and more accessible, he said.
Code-compliant stairways will be installed, and electrical and fire suppression systems, elevators and bathrooms will all get an overhaul. The current staircases do not me