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New security plan for two NY landmarks

By Julie Newman
Published On: Jun 04 2013 11:15:19 PM CDT
Updated On: Jun 04 2013 04:30:39 PM CDT
NEW YORK, N.Y. -

Days after New York officials raise concerns, the federal government has reversed a new security plan for two of the state's landmarks.

Visitors to the Statue of Liberty will now be screened before arriving on Ellis and Liberty Islands, at a facility in Battery Park.

That's where the visitor security checkpoint has been since the September 11th attacks.

The original plan was to have visitors screened at the islands, but some voiced concerns about tourists boarding ferries without being checked.

Liberty Island is set to reopen July 4th.

Ellis Island will remain closed because of damage from Superstorm Sandy.