New York is an amazing city to visit but although it is nearly a year ago since it was struck by Hurricane Sandy, there is still extensive damage to parts of the eastern coast. A warm welcome to visitors is still extended but do check if all attractions are open.  It is a great time to book a New York holiday and there are fantastic hotels  available to choose from. By following the links on amoreTravel you can plan a perfect business or leisure trip.

We will continue to provide updates on the impact of Hurricane Sandy so visitors can plan their travel accordingly.


Update 30th August – The Statue of Liberty and Liberty Island reopened on 4th July, 2013, you can now take a cruise and buy tickets to climb the Statue.

Due to extensive damage sustained by Hurricane Sandy, Ellis Island remains closed as the buildings require considerable repair.

It is still worth visiting the Statue of Liberty and the National Parks in New York City. You can go on a harbour cruise that leaves daily from Battery Park provided by statue cruises. These enjoyable cruises provide an informative overview of sights along New York Harbour and a great view of the statue for your photo memories.


Hurricane Sandy damage


On October 29, 2012, Hurricane Sandy made landfall over New Jersey. The 820 mile (1320km) wide hurricane brought high winds and storm surges to much of the Eastern United States, including New York City.

The Statue of Liberty is on Liberty Island, a 12 acre island located a mile south of lower Manhattan. Normally, the confines of the New York Harbour protect Liberty Island from extreme weather. However, when Hurricane Sandy hit, Liberty Island was in the direct path of a massive storm surge. Nearby in Battery Park, water rose 13.8 feet (4.2m). On Liberty Island, that meant nearly 75% of the Island was under water.