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    370H-SSV-0773H linux_author's Avatar
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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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    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.

    Interesting trivia:
    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by slowandsteady
    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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    Faster but still slow slowandsteady's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by BikeWNC
    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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