The Statue of Liberty, pictured on October 27, will re-open on the Fourth of July following damage to its island during Superstorm Sandy.
Statue of Liberty to Re-Open on Independence Day
MARCH 20, 2013 Mark Duell and Beth Stebner, Daily Mail
The Statue of Liberty will re-open on the Fourth of July, nearly eight months after the fierce winds and flooding caused damage to the island on which it stands.
According to the Associated Press, around 3.7 million people visited the statue in 2011, making it the 19th most visited national park.
Schumer stressed the importance the statue has on New York’s booming tourism economy.
'Being open for the summer tourism season isn't just important symbolically, it's a boon to the city's economy and businesses, as the statue attracts millions of tourists from all over the world to our shores,' he said.Read more: Daily Mail