Statue of Liberty to reopen to public Sunday
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 30: The Statue of Liberty, one of New York's premiere tourist attractions, is viewed from the Staten Island Ferry on September 30, 2013 in New York City. If Congress fails to pass a budget, the U.S. government would be forced to shut down at midnight on Monday. One of the results of a goverment shutdown would be the closing of all national parks including the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)Photo: Image by Getty Images
NEW YORK (AP) - The Statue of Liberty will reopen to the public Sunday after the state of New York agreed to shoulder the costs of running the site during the federal government shutdown.
Ferry trips to Liberty Island National Park from Manhattan's Battery Park will resume at 9 a.m. Tickets go on sale at 8:30 a.m.
A National Parks service spokesman says tickets for Liberty Island access for the days it's been closed will be honored, but only limited spots are available inside the monument or at the crown.
A spokesman for ferry operator Statue Cruises said Saturday that it's still unclear when service might resume from the New Jersey side of the Hudson River.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Friday that the state would pay about $61,600 a day to reopen Liberty Island.
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