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Statue of Liberty shakes off Sandy, reopens today

She didn’t even get her skirt wet. Yet when Hurricane Sandy caused a wall of harbor water to wash over her island home, Lady Liberty was forced to close up shop for months. She reopens to visitors today amid fanfare — visiting dignitaries, fireworks…  …

Months after Superstorm Sandy, Statue of Liberty to reopen on July 4

Closed to the public since Superstorm Sandy slammed into New York last October, the Statue of Liberty will once again welcome tired and huddled masses — of tourists — on July 4. About 15,000 people are expected to flock to the landmark for a day of festivities including a morning…

Colbert: NSA scandal means Statue of Liberty is ‘holding a boom mic’

On Wednesday night’s edition of “The Colbert Report,” host Stephen Colbert took a moment out of his special Paul McCartney broadcast to discuss the ongoing NSA revelations and growing outrage around the PRISM program. First, Colbert pointed out that “millions of Americans whose privacy has been invaded were shocked to…

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