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Statue of Liberty

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...

GOP Shutdown: A Game of Shameful Politics

Jim Moore | Posted 12.01.2013 | Politics
Jim Moore

Outrageous. And all for what? Because a small faction of snot-nosed kids within the Republican Party cannot accept the outcomes of the 2008 and 2012 elections and the passage of the Affordable Care Act.

Your Poor And Huddled Masses Can Suck It

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 10.01.2013 | New York

On Tuesday, the United States government shut down, taking America's most iconic symbol of liberty and progress with it. Visitors in Lower Ma...

What Anthony Weiner Could Have Said to Stay in Office Two Years Ago

Lev Raphael | Posted 09.09.2013 | Politics
Lev Raphael

The American poet John Greenleaf Whitter had some wise words that apply to everyone who tweets first and thinks afterwards: "For of all sad words of t...

WATCH: Crafting One Lady Liberty At A Time

NARRATIVE.LY | By Rebecca Davis | Posted 07.08.2013 | New York

Ever since Ovidiu Colea first heard about the Statue of Liberty during a Radio Free Europe broadcast to his native Romania, he dreamed that one day he...

OPEN

AP | COLLEEN LONG | Posted 09.03.2013 | New York

NEW YORK — Extravagant displays of Fourth of July fireworks lit up the skies around the nation, including a smiley face that gave a wink to abou...

Lady Liberty: A Counter-Narrative

Louise Bernikow | Posted 09.03.2013 | New York
Louise Bernikow

When, on July 4th, the Statue of Liberty re-opens with fanfare, fireworks and patriotic pride, what she has meant, historically, to the bold women of the city she guards will probably not be mentioned.

Celebrating Progressive Patriotism on the Fourth of July

Peter Dreier | Posted 09.01.2013 | Politics
Peter Dreier

The flag, as a symbol of the nation, is not owned by the administration in power, but by the people. We battle over what it means, but all Americans have an equal right to claim the flag as their own. Progressives understand that people can disagree with their government and still love their country and its ideals.

10 Ways For Seeing The Statue Of Liberty

AP | BETH J. HARPAZ | Posted 06.27.2013 | New York

NEW YORK -- The Statue of Liberty is scheduled to reopen to visitors on July Fourth for the first time since Superstorm Sandy. But for those who just ...

Small Boat, Big City: Kayaking From Manhattan To The Statue of Liberty

Peter Mandel | Posted 08.26.2013 | Travel
Peter Mandel

Warm, and full of puffing sailboats, and washing-machine clean. I am having a hard time believing this is New York harbor -- and that I am kayaking it.

This Land Is Your Land

K. Sujata | Posted 08.19.2013 | Chicago
K. Sujata

Immigration reform is a women's issue. We need an immigration reform bill that keeps women and their children together, and brings women out from the shadows and gives them protection under the law.

WATCH: A Campaign To Remove The Statue Of Liberty

The Huffington Post | Posted 06.14.2013 | Latino Voices

It’s time to deport the Statue of Liberty. That’s the latest mission for Legals for the Preservation of American Culture, an organization whic...

Memories of the Oddly Charming Myron Rushetzky

Charlie Carillo | Posted 08.10.2013 | New York
Charlie Carillo

Myron Rushetzky is very much alive, but the legendary figure he cut in New York City journalism is now a thing of the past because Myron has hung up his telephone for good.