|The Statue of Liberty in the distance|
The Statue of Liberty is probably the most famous National Monument in New York City. It's one of the iconic symbols of our country. My first visit to NYC was in high school and the day that we took the ferry out to the statue, it was so foggy that you couldn't see anything from the dock. My friends and I made the executive decision to go to Ellis Island instead. We pretty much had the whole place to ourselves. Currently both the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island are both closed in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. The Statue of Libery is slated to reopen on July 4th this year.
Castle Clinton National Monument is also closed right now for the same reason. It was built as one of many harbor forts in the early 1800s to keep the British out. The fort itself is hard to see in this picture that I took in Battery Park. The sculpture in this photo is called The Sphere and it was originally between the twin towers of the World Trade Center. This is its temporary home.
It's been a few years since I've been to NYC. Hurricane Sandy has probably changed the landscape and these pictures I took might not look remotely the same if I went back this year and took them again from the same spot.
Have you been to New York since Hurricane Sandy? What has changed?
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