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Old 06-27-07, 03:29 PM   #1
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How many of you have climbed to Liberty's Crown?

- i remember doing this a long time ago... anyone else?

p.s. and i also remember when the Staten Island ferry was US$0.05 and the best pizza in NYC was at the Terminal for US$0.50 a slice...
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Old 06-27-07, 03:35 PM   #2
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My mother did but that was a long time ago. My mom remembers when you had to take a ferry from Brooklyn to get to Staten Island.

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On July 30, 1916, during World War I, German saboteurs blew up a cache of dynamite at nearby Black Tom Wharf in New Jersey. The explosion did extensive structural damage to the buildings on Ellis Isalnd, and popped some bolts out of the Statue of Liberty's right arm. Officials closed the monument for about a week. When the monument re-opened, and ever since, the arm has been off limits to tourists.
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Old 06-27-07, 03:40 PM   #3
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I was there just over a year ago, but the line was so long to get up, they closed it for the day.
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Old 06-27-07, 03:54 PM   #4
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I did some 35 years ago. I think the Staten Island ferry was still a nickel. Could of been a dime all I remember it was cheap
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I've been to the crown a number of times and up the arm to the torch once too. But that was many years ago.
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Old 06-27-07, 06:05 PM   #6
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Once. About 30 years ago. On a hot, muggy, typically awful New York summer afternoon. A lot of climbing in cramped quarters (as in nose-to-butt) to look through cramped, dirty, metal-mesh-covered windows in a room with all the ambience of, and about the same size and color as, a gas chamber.

Of course, that was before they refurbished it for the centennial, but I still have burning desire to repeat the experience.
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Yep, and I don't plan on doing it again. As a matter of fact, I'd rather not go to NYC ever again.
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Old 06-28-07, 08:35 AM   #8
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Done it. Really hot.....and anti-climatic. You climb stairs for a few hours to get a couple seconds at the top.
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Done it. Really hot.....and anti-climatic. You climb stairs for a few hours to get a couple seconds at the top.
I kinda agree. Though it is really worth taking the boat over to the island and walking around the statue. Also the trip to Ellis Island is very interesting as well.
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I did. Class trip in 6th grade. That would be 16 years ago now.
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I kinda agree. Though it is really worth taking the boat over to the island and walking around the statue. Also the trip to Ellis Island is very interesting as well.

Yeah, Ellis Island is cool. Some of my relatives went through Ellis island when they came to America.
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Just a couple of years ago, in fact.

The Staten Island ferry is free now, btw
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Yes, 1988 or thereabouts, and now it is locked off due to 911.
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