New York News
Statue of Liberty security screening to be moved
NEW YORK -- Security screening for visitors to the Statue of Liberty will be held on Ellis Island when the site reopens this summer after cleanup from Superstorm Sandy.
The National Park Service said Friday that beginning July 4, visitors will board cruise ships from either Battery Park in lower Manhattan or Liberty State Park, N.J., and stop at Ellis Island for security.
National Park officials said visitors will then continue to Liberty Island, where they'll go through a secondary screening.
The New York Police Department criticized the plan, saying the decision to move screening out of lower Manhattan was done against its recommendation.
On Tuesday, officials announced the Statue of Liberty would reopen to the public in time for Independence Day. Its surrounding island was badly damaged during the late October storm.
new york city, ellis island, statue of liberty, security, new york news
- Hospital warns of possible blood contamination
- AccuWeather: Stormy changes on the way 56 min ago
- Live: Eyewitness News on 7online streamed live!
- Get WATCH ABC for your mobile device
- South Brunswick elderly couple robbed and scammed
- Store workers fight back during Bushwick robbery
- Fort Lee students to make up snow days
- Boy, 2, found with heroin at Paterson day care center
- Pharmacists accused in HIV medication scam
- Ferry service to resume between Haverstraw, Ossining
- Malaysia plane changed direction, military says
- Obama, in NYC for fundraising trip, shops at Gap
- Photos: Huge fire damages San Francisco building
- Photos: 'The Bachelor' Season 18 finale in pictures
- AccuWeather: Stormy changes on the way
56 min ago
Eyewitness News Links
Most Viewed StoriesMost Viewed Photos