Wednesday is the 130th anniversary of the Statue of Liberty's arrival in New York, so Metro hit up Battery Park to ask patriotic locals and visitors their thoughts on Lady Liberty.
On June 17, 1885 a French ship hauled the statue over, its pieces in crates. Over the next year it would be assmbled and in October 1886 the statue was officially dedicated.
Dayle Harrington, 58, recently retired from Halifax Nova Scotia: “It epitomizes the liberty of the U.S.”
Kirk Scarbrough, 27, a Video Producer for Teach for America, from Crown Heights, Brooklyn: “We can see her from our office window and we refer to her as ‘the lady,’ like we work near the lady. I like that spot in the office it’s the perfect view of her, it’s the ideal New York view. I’ve never actually been but I look at her everyday.”