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02.05.15 Christopher Inoa

A new FDNY logo commemorating the department’s 150 year anniversary features the same Statue of Liberty design used by the New York Rangers. The patch, which was unveiled in a ceremony in December, was designed by Richard I. Miranda, a firefighter of 17 years. DNAinfo reports: According to sources, Miranda told FDNY officials that several […]

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10.22.14 Rhett Jones

According to the author of a new book about the creation of the Statue of Liberty, it’s sculptor originally wanted to put Lady Liberty in Central or Prospect Park. The massive symbol of freedom would have loomed over New Yorkers right from the heart of Manhattan, but the designers of Central Park pushed back. As Elizabeth […]

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12.10.13 Bucky Turco

It’s snowing in a New York City right now and although this has happened before, each time it does, it gets treated as some sort of special weather phenomenon. Here’s what the light accumulation looked like from Lady Liberty’s view this morning by way of Earthcam. (Photo: via @alastormspotter) […]

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10.04.13 Andy Cush

Life in NYC during the federal government shutdown has felt mostly like business as usual, but a few things have changed. The most widely felt effect may be the closing of national parks and monuments, meaning New Yorkers and visitors can’t visit the Governors Island National Monument, Hamilton Grange, or, most notably, the Statue of […]

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04.29.13 Andy Cush

You’ve heard of facial recognition, that old classic of the dystopian surveillance state. But what about racial recognition, a system that would instantly let authorities know whether or not that guy creeping around the premises of a national landmark is terrorist-colored or not? According to a report from Slate, that exciting new technology may be headed to […]

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10.24.11 ANIMAL

The Statue of Liberty is closing down at the end of the month for renovations, but tourists will still be able to surveil its patriotic glory via some webcams. They go live on Friday, October 28th, the statue’s 125th anniversary. The cameras will be on 24/7 and offer unique views from the torch and above […]

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10.17.11 ANIMAL

In order to complete the pedestal and base for the Statue of Liberty, a gift from French Freemasons, the city of New York allowed people to pose on torch for 50 cents, which was a lot of money in those days. Here’s some photos of it that were taken in Madison Square Park between 1876-1882. […]

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10.28.10 Lauri Apple

A new YouTube suggests that yes, New York City is in fact the “great city of lavish luxery (sic) and wickedness” God had in mind when he talked about the end times. For irrefutable evidence purposes, the video’s creators—an Ohio-based outfit d/b/a WEFworks—include photos of Shalimar perfume and that New York staple of life, Metrocards […]

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02.22.10 Copyranter

Hey you never know? All you need is a dollar and a dream. You’ve got to be in it to win it. And now, you could win a life changing jackpot and then buy various New York City landmarks. Perhaps you’ve seen some of the executions around town from this new campaign for Mega Millions? […]

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07.09.09 Will Sherman

A Vox Pop regular hits the panic button after video surfaced showing the Brooklyn coffee shop’s kidnapped Lady Liberty statue beheaded: “The people who did this are deranged and need to be taken off the street. If this isn’t hate speech, I don’t know what it is. They destroyed an important symbol of freedom with […]

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