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Shutdown Status: States Pay To Reopen Some National Parks

Shutdown Status: States Pay To Reopen Some National Parks Oct 14th, 2013 at 5:00PM: Flickr, David Yu We're going on two weeks of government shutdown, with tourists hoping to see national parks having to sneak in or go home. Thousands of park workers have been furloughed and local businesses who generate income from tourism are feeling the pinch. Several U.S. states are taking matters into their own hands, effectively paying the federal government so that they can reopen. The...

What Staten Island Ferry Commuters Really Think Of Statue Of Liberty Tourists

What Staten Island Ferry Commuters Really Think Of Statue Of Liberty Tourists Jul 4th, 2013 at 2:00PM: Josh Michtom, Flickr New York's Staten Island Ferry carries a whopping 75,000 people each day. This includes thousands of tourists looking to snap obligatory photos of the Statue of Liberty, much to the grumbly dismay of seasoned commuters. As the Statue of Liberty reopens for the first time since Hurricane Sandy today, it will likely offer commuters some welcomed respite from the droves of...

Statue Of Liberty Reopens For First Time Since Hurricane Sandy

Statue Of Liberty Reopens For First Time Since Hurricane Sandy Jul 4th, 2013 at 8:00AM: Public Domain One of the most iconic symbols of American freedom is set to reopen just in time to celebrate the nation's birthday. The Statue of Liberty, which was damaged during Hurricane Sandy on October 29 of last year, will welcome visitors for the first time since that day with the arrival of a morning ferry at 8:45 a.m. When Sandy made landfall in New York City last fall, the storm surge...

Photo Of The Day: New York City From Staten Island Ferry

Photo Of The Day: New York City From Staten Island Ferry Apr 24th, 2013 at 5:00PM: I had the privilege of escorting photographer Keith Pennington around New York City last week. During his trip, we embarked on a short journey to Staten Island via the free ferry. As it turns out, this ride provides panoramic views of iconic New York City fixtures, like the Statue of Liberty. I could see the park near my house raising its head above the rest of Brooklyn while we were on the...

Statue Of Liberty To Reopen By July 4

Statue Of Liberty To Reopen By July 4 Mar 22nd, 2013 at 8:00AM: Earlier this week, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced that the Statue of Liberty will reopen to visitors this summer just in time to celebrate America's birthday. The iconic statue, and the island it sits on, suffered damage during Hurricane Sandy in October but is now on track to return to service by July 4, 2013. During the mega-storm that engulfed the East Coast last year,...

Statue Of Liberty To Reopen October 28

Statue Of Liberty To Reopen October 28 Sep 21st, 2012 at 8:00AM: Last week, the National Park Service announced that after being closed for renovations for nearly a year, the interior of the Statue of Liberty is set to reopen on October 28. The reopening will allow a limited number of visitors inside for the first time since the renovation project began and it's timed to coincide with the celebration of the statue's 126th anniversary. Changes to the interior...

Cruise Line Taps Rockettes For New York Ship

Cruise Line Taps Rockettes For New York Ship Sep 19th, 2012 at 6:00PM: Norwegian Cruise Line's new 4000-passenger Norwegian Breakaway, set to debut in April 2013, will be based year-round in New York City. Not long ago, Norwegian announced that the hull of the ship would feature a 40,000-square-foot, New York City-themed design with images of the Statue of Liberty and the New York skyline, painted by Peter Max. Now, Norwegian has announced the Godmothers of the new...

Cruise Line Taps Top Artist For Hull Design

Cruise Line Taps Top Artist For Hull Design Sep 6th, 2012 at 3:00PM: Norwegian Cruise Line today released the first image of the hull art planned for its next ship, 144,000 ton Norwegian Breakaway, designed by pop-artist icon Peter Max. Covering 40,000 square feet of the ship's exterior, the New York City-themed design features images of the Statue of Liberty and the New York skyline. "The Big Apple is known for its love of art and its many galleries --...

Statue of Liberty getting five webcams for 125th anniversary

Statue of Liberty getting five webcams for 125th anniversary Oct 25th, 2011 at 11:00AM: This Friday, the Statue of Liberty turns 125 years old, and to celebrate she's getting some new high-tech gear in the form of five webcams located inside her torch. Four of the cameras will point towards Ellis Island, Governors Island, Liberty Island and the Freedom Tower respectively, while the fifth will give viewers a unique look at the torch itself. The new cameras will go live during a...

Photo of the day - Statue of Liberty

Photo of the day - Statue of Liberty Jul 15th, 2011 at 5:00PM: The Statue of Liberty is beyond iconic. It's the sort of place that most visitors to New York seek to visit, even if they're not sure why, the sort of place with a symbolic and cultural reach that goes well beyond your average top tourist attraction. Today's beautifully realist Photo of the Day, by Flickr user jwannie, depicts the Statue of Liberty as many visitors might encounter it, framed...

Lifelong New Yorkers are unreliable for directions

Lifelong New Yorkers are unreliable for directions Jan 10th, 2010 at 12:00PM: Don't ask New Yorkers for directions. Don't get me wrong, we're more than willing to help. But, you could wind up with some bad information. A recent poll of lifelong New Yorkers conducted by New York Pass, an attraction discount card, shows that most of us don't have the city's basics nailed down. Less than half of New Yorkers think the Top of the Rock is atop the Empire State Building: 41...

Photo of the day 10.05.09

Photo of the day 10.05.09 Oct 5th, 2009 at 7:00PM: I do love an iconic silhouette, and this one of the Statue of Liberty, shot and shared by othernel, is a classic. There's no mistaking this landmark, is there? Really beautifully done. If you've got some great travel shots you'd love to share, be sure to upload them to the Gadling pool on Flickr. We might just pick one as our Photo of the Day....

Undiscovered New York: Kayaking the Big Apple

Undiscovered New York: Kayaking the Big Apple Jul 15th, 2009 at 9:00AM: Picture yourself in a kayak. A sleek and brightly-hued orange plastic vessel, bobbing placidly in the calm surf. As your paddle rhythmically dips in and out of the water, you are surrounded by calm: the only sound the rise and fall of breath and distant cry of shrieking seabirds. You pause for a moment, letting the wind whistle past your ears. Behind you, you begin to detect an insistent...

Through the Gadling Lens: how I manage my photographs while I'm on vacation

Through the Gadling Lens: how I manage my photographs while I'm on vacation Jul 9th, 2009 at 11:00AM: Last week, I received an e-mail from Gadling reader Nick: Can you spend some time discussing what happens after you get home from vacation - photographic workflows, etc? That's one thing that seems to be missing. As it happens, I'm currently on vacation: last week, we had friends staying with us in Houston, and this week my family and I are in New York City, so this topic is pretty timely. That...

Statue of Liberty crown tickets available on June 13

Statue of Liberty crown tickets available on June 13 Jun 9th, 2009 at 6:00PM: The crown of the Statue of Liberty doesn't re-open to visitors until July 4th, but you can start buying your tickets earlier--this Saturday, June 13th. Only 240 people per day will get admission to Lady Liberty's crown--meaning only 30 people every hour, in groups of 10 people at a time. Because of the limited number of tickets available and the expected interest in access to the crown,...

Undiscovered New York: Bike tour of Governor's Island

Undiscovered New York: Bike tour of Governor's Island Jun 3rd, 2009 at 2:00PM: New York is a city dominated by islands. Most of these islands, like Manhattan and Staten Island, are easily accessible and fairly well traversed. Yet in a city this densely populated, so well-known and discussed, there still remain pockets of isolation; islands of mysterious calm and forgotten charm that make a visitor feel as though they've stumbled upon the ruins of some grandiose...

Ellis Island has a birthday on January 1

Ellis Island has a birthday on January 1 Dec 31st, 2007 at 2:00PM: While I was getting the links for my post on things to do in New York City on New Year's Day, I saw that Ellis Island is also open, plus that it's having a birthday tomorrow. It first opened on January 1, 1892. Friends of ours went to New York City earlier in December and did take the ferry to Liberty Island where the Statue of Liberty lifts her torch and then on to Ellis Island, but they didn't...

New York City on January 1: After the party there's still things to do

New York City on January 1: After the party there's still things to do Dec 31st, 2007 at 10:30AM: There have been a few times I've ended up in a town or city when there's a holiday--or on the wrong day, such as when a place I hoped was open was closed. For example, don't go to the Solomon R. Guggenheim on Thursday. The doors are locked. In New York City on New Year's Day, it can feel as if no one is home. After the hoopla in Times Square on New Year's Eve, the quietness of the streets can be...

Photo of the Day (12/05/07)

Photo of the Day (12/05/07) Dec 5th, 2007 at 10:30AM: This past Sunday at the Wexner Center of the Arts I indulged in an hour of pleasure, and landed a heap of inspiration viewing the photographs and other artwork by William Wegman in an exhibit called, Funney/Strange. It's quite fabulous and has given me another idea for a post. This photo by Mark Hout reminds me a bit of Wegman's work. One of Wegman's techniques...

A Seven Wonder: Brazil's Christ the Redeemer

A Seven Wonder: Brazil's Christ the Redeemer Jul 16th, 2007 at 3:34PM: When found out about what made the 7 Wonders of the World cut in Iva's post. I was reminded about award ceremonies where the best movies are chosen. So much depends on emotional responses. Brazil's Christ the Redeemer seems to have that certain emotional appeal. Of all the winners, it's the only statue. Buildings, although spectacular and amazing, don't necessarily give a warm fuzzy feeling. A...

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