Tourists who came to Battery Park in lower Manhattan planning to get a catch to the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor got an unpleasant surprise on Saturday, as the Statue of Liberty was shut down by US government.
The National Park Service declared on Friday evening that it would close the notable statue and close-by Ellis Island to guests if Congress neglected to achieve a financing bargain by midnight.
And not many of them came to know about this news and were surprised to see place shut down.
But then on Sunday, in a press conference, the New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that he will use state funds to keep the Statue of Liberty open for tourists during the federal government shutdown.