Day 6: Scenes from a Shutdown – The Statue of Liberty
As part of the government shutdown in the United States this week, all National Parks have been temporarily closed while their “non-essential” employees are furloughed. One of the most notable is the Statue of Liberty, which receives around 4 million visitors per year. Tourists hoping to get a look at Lady Liberty can take a ferry out and circle the statue, but that’s as close as they can get. Day 6 sent New York-based freelancers Olivia Crellin, Annie Waldman and Sven Carlsson to the ferry dock to hear how New Yorkers and tourists are reacting to the shutdown.