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Statue of Liberty open at dusk - for a fee

The National Park Service announced that starting in June they'll allow evening visits to tour the grounds and dine on Liberty Island, at least through mid-August. The decision was spurred by a successful two-day experiment last September, which they described as "once in a lifetime" (here are our photos). Though the statue won't be open for visitors, it's probably best not to climb those stairs after dark anyway!

They'll be charging $35 for adults, and $15 for kids—a fee that includes a ride there and back from Statue Cruises. an hour or two stay, and dinner. The chief operating officer of the Statue Cruises told the NY Times that last year "everybody either had a date or a tripod."

NOTE: You can't REALLY get married there. It doesn't have an address, it's in JERSEY, and they'll be pretty strict.  BUT, you could take the ferry, have part of the ceremony, go back and sign the papers back on the dock in Manhattan.  Just saying.  Beth knows how to do this, so if you're interested, we'll send you to her. She also knows a great location down by Battery Park with a FREE view of Miss Liberty for dusk weddings..

New Eatery Opening at the Sheep Meadow |

New Eatery Opening at the Sheep Meadow
At 7AM on Saturday, May 15, 2010, a new branch of the Belgian restaurant, Le Pain Quotidien will be opening in the Mineral Springs Pavilion located near the 69th Street entrance of the park. Patrons can also enjoy an extended range of free Wi-Fi or have a seat on the 100-seat terrace overlooking the Sheep Meadow. So you can have your belgian waffles and vegan ice cream picnic after your wedding.


Bklyn Bridge repairs - 24 weekends of bad traffic

The Brooklyn Paper: Closed! Bklyn Bridge repairs cause fear and loathing in Heights
But of course, there's always MORE news about traffic and the Brooklyn bridge...

 "The Brooklyn Bridge is getting the facelift — but Brooklyn Heights is getting the worry lines. A mammoth renovation project that begins soon will close the Manhattan-bound lanes of the historic span at least 24 weekends and many weeknights, creating intense congestion as cars jam the Manhattan Bridge, the closest alternative..."

BREAKING: City reaches deal to ‘Stop the Chop’

The Brooklyn Paper: BREAKING: City reaches deal to ‘Stop the Chop’
Back to the park for Brooklyn weddings - it looks as if the helicopter tours are being eliminated, and we can hear ourselves again by the Brooklyn Bridge, on the Promenade, at Fulton Landing, and in Brooklyn Bridge Park.