Jersey City's own Statue of Liberty was left to fend for herself during superstorm Sandy and while she came through like a champ, her downstairs neighbors not so much. Like much of Jersey City both Liberty and Ellis Island spent some time under the salty brines of the Atlantic Ocean. No exhibits were harmed and no records were lost. However both places are going to be closed for months until the usual inspections, electrical replacements, cleanup of the buildings and the islands, etcetera, etcetera, etcetera.
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