Friday, May 31, 2013

Recovery from Super-storm Sandy: Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island to Reopen

With many beaches officially open in the New York area but some still seen with uncertainty among the public, we are happy to report that corporate meeting attendees will soon be able to schedule opportunities to see the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.

The Statue of Liberty will reopen on July 4 and Ellis Island is expected reopen around the same time.  Ellis Island in particular has been a favorite of corporate meeting and destination incentive groups and Shackman Associates New York has run major galas that incorporate elements of Ellis Island and its neighboring component, Liberty State Park. 

Overall, the business travel industry quickly recovered from the storm.  While it was disappointing that two of the area's iconic venues were temporarily damaged, more New York City entertainment venues than ever have opened or evolved in 2013 to rave reviews by destination meeting attendees.  

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