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What You Should Really Be Celebrating This 4th Of July

HuffPost Live | Kira Brekke | Posted 07.04.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness is presumably what you're celebrating on Independence Day this Saturday -- and hot dogs, beer and fireworks...

Multi-Layered Celebration at Ellis Island

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 05.22.2015 | New York
Megan Smolenyak

The event marked the completion of the Peopling of America Center, the formal post-Sandy re-opening, the bestowal of Family Heritage Awards to Diane von Furstenberg, Patti LuPone and Henry Louis Gates, Jr., and the naturalization of eight new American citizens. Following are a few highlights.

Statue Of Liberty Evacuated After Bomb Threat

The Huffington Post | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 04.24.2015 | Crime

The Statue of Liberty and Liberty Island were deemed safe Friday afternoon following an evacuation due to a bomb threat. Someone called 911 on Frid...

8 Famous Replicas Hidden Where You'd Least Expect Them

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 04.21.2015 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

by Lilit Marcus, Condé Nast Traveler Some attractions are so iconic that they become more than just landmarks. Take the Statue of Liberty or the E...

Your Guide to the Best Views of New York's Famous Landmarks

Erik Seide | Posted 02.21.2015 | New York
Erik Seide

While the freedom tower can be viewed pretty much anywhere in the New York City since it is the tallest building in the United States you will find that many of the those views are obstructed by the other massive downtown skyscrapers.

'I Can't Breathe': Eric Garner's Last Words Symbolize Our Predicament

Grace Ji-Sun Kim | Posted 02.17.2015 | Black Voices
Grace Ji-Sun Kim

"I can't breathe" speaks from the grave and describes the circumstances faced by many who are being choked by a system that treats different races and classes of people unequally.

She's Beautiful When She's Angry

Frank Browning | Posted 02.03.2015 | Women
Frank Browning

Ten minutes into She's Beautiful When She's Angry I was transfixed. Funny, poignant and fast-moving but most of all open-hearted and smart, this visually intense 90 minutes brought back the sounds, scenes and voices that had made it so exciting to be alive during the years of hope, dreams and passion of the 1960s and early 70s.

Swimming for Water

Bob Kelty | Posted 11.17.2014 | Impact
Bob Kelty

As Amref Health Africa's new Executive Director, I've decided to take the plunge into the Hudson for the Statue of Liberty Swim to help Kenyan women and children access clean water. While New York is spending millions to clean up the Hudson River, communities in Africa don't have access to those kinds of resources.

New York City Doesn't Suck: Who Knew?

Mike Cassidy | Posted 09.27.2014 | Travel
Mike Cassidy

Sure, I was biased. Chicago was my kind of town. And I was pretty sure all the New York City bluster about how there is no other place like it; about how it's the city that never sleeps; the crossroads of the world etc. etc. was all bull.

In This Time of Immigration Debate

Stephanie J. Stiavetti | Posted 09.22.2014 | Politics
Stephanie J. Stiavetti

There's only one voice that comes to mind, for me, when the immigration argument devolves into a slurry. For those who have not seen them firsthand beneath the Statue of Liberty, these are the words of Emma Lazarus.

The Daily Szep -- The New America

Paul Szep | Posted 09.16.2014 | Politics
Paul Szep

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These Cities Almost Snatched The Statue Of Liberty From New York

HuffPost Live | Kira Brekke | Posted 07.04.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

While the Statue of Liberty is certainly the most recognizable landmark in New York, the French sculptor behind the figure had other ideas for where s...

What Nobody Tells You About Your Favorite Tourist Attractions

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 06.22.2014 | Travel

We've all felt the blow of a travel letdown and ridden the high when a place far exceeds our expectations. Before your next visit to a major touris...

Celebrating Our She-roes

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 08.10.2014 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

Writer, actor, and activist Maya Angelou inspired generations of women with her efforts to overcome discrimination, prejudice and abuse. A woman, who didn't speak for years in her youth, became a voice for millions in her adult life; and that voice was quite lyrical.

Neil deGrasse Tyson On When The Rich Will Address Climate Change

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 06.10.2014 | Business

Neil deGrasse Tyson says the wealthy will soon be forced to pay attention to climate change: Not because of any political movement, but because of bas...

Summer Hours Released For Statue Of Liberty, Ellis Island

AP | Posted 05.01.2014 | Travel

NEW YORK (AP) — The National Park Service says summer operating hours at the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island begin Memorial Day weekend. Boats w...

Five Landmarks That May Not Stand The Test Of Time

Posted 02.10.2014 | Green

From Jenna Abate, AccuWeather.com Staff Writer: Ancient civilizations have long written about the power and force that weather once brought upon th...

NYC's Best Angle

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel

It's no secret that we're deep in a love affair with New York City... even though its citizens are the "rudest in the country" who speak their own war...

Visualizing Peace: The Peace Angels Project

Lin Evola | Posted 02.05.2014 | Impact
Lin Evola

The birth of the Peace Angels Project was November 3, 1992, in Los Angeles. This year we celebrate the 21st anniversary. The Peace Angels Project is a...

Well That's Embarrassing...

AP | HANNAH DREIER | Posted 12.03.2013 | Business

LAS VEGAS (AP) — An embarrassing mistake involving a Statue of Liberty stamp is coming back to haunt the U.S. Postal Service. The stamp design rele...

Thanksgiving Thoughts on Our Immigrant Nation

Frank Islam | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Frank Islam

It struck us, given the focus on immigration throughout most of this year, that our final reason for being thankful in 2012 should be our primary one in 2013.

Top 10 Marvels of the Modern World

minube | Posted 10.18.2013 | Travel
minube

While the ancient wonders of the world are indeed spectacular, this most recent millennium also has its fair share of jaw-dropping testaments to political, religious or simple human greatness. Here's our list of the most staggering structures hatched from the human imagination.

The Faithful Shopper: Happy Halloween

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 12.14.2013 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

It's that time of year again, when ghouls and goblins, witches and wizards and more than one superhero walk our streets - fill in your own joke. Yes, ...

Statue Of Liberty Reopens Amid Government Shutdown

AP | VERENA DOBNIK | Posted 10.13.2013 | Politics

NEW YORK -- NEW YORK (AP) — The Statue of Liberty has reopened to the public after the state agreed to shoulder the costs of running the site during...

Statue Of Liberty Reopens Amid Shutdown

AP | MICHAEL VIRTANEN | Posted 10.13.2013 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. -- ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state and federal officials on Friday reached an agreement to reopen the Statue of Liberty amid the gov...