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Heather Cross

Should We Still Visit New York City?

By February 10, 2013

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Statue of LibertyA reader writes: "My sisters and I are considering a trip to NYC this May, but were wondering if the damage from Hurricane Sandy is too extensive? Should we delay for another year? I've always wanted to visit the Statue of Liberty and Liberty Island, but if that is the only location closed off due to the damage, we would still come this year. Your advice would be greatly appreciated."

Unfortunately, more than three months after Hurricane Sandy, the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Immigration Museum are still closed due to extensive damage sustained during the storm, and no specific re-opening information is currently available. In addition, the New York Aquarium is still closed and areas of Staten Island and the Rockaways still have lots of damage and are slowly beginning to rebuild. That said, many of New York City's popular attractions are open and you could take a sightseeing cruise that would allow you to see the Statue and Ellis Island in the New York Harbor even though they are still closed.

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