Profile for Liberty Island, New York, NY
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Site of the Statue of Liberty
Liberty Island is in New York County, which is better known as Manhattan, one of the five boroughs of New York.
The latitude of Liberty Island is 40.69N. The longitude is -74.045W.
It is in the Eastern Standard time zone.
Liberty Island is in New York Harbor
Former and merged names include:
· Lesser Island
· Great Oyster Island
· Bedloe's Island
The statue arrived dismantled, in 214 packing cases, from France, in 1885. The last rivet was driven in 1886, when President Grover Cleveland dedicated the monument
Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me. I lift my lamp beside the golden door!
-- Poem on the Statue of Liberty pedestal
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New York County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Liberty Island political report.
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“ Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me. I lift my lamp beside the golden door! ”
~ Poem on the Statue of Liberty pedestal
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