Statue of Liberty

Shut down on-and-off due to security and safety concerns and damage from Sandy, the Statue of Liberty is set to reopen just in time for the summer tourism season.

FOX News Radio's Lisa Brady has details from New York City:

The island that's home to Lady Liberty was badly damaged by Superstorm Sandy - much of it flooded by up to eight feet of water; paving stones, railings and docks torn up; infrastructure, including electrical systems, also in need of repairs.

The U.S. Interior Secretary says, based on the progress so far, the Statue will reopen to the public by July 4th - good news for the New York economy: Millions of people visit the Statue every year.  No reopening date yet for nearby Ellis Island.

Lisa Brady, FOX News Radio.