VIDEO: Take a tour of Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty’s new museum

Posted On Fri, May 17, 2019 By

Posted On Fri, May 17, 2019 By In NYC Guides, Video

Photo of the Immigrant Museum at Ellis Island; Photo © James and Karla Murray

As part of a new video series, photographers and longtime New Yorkers James and Karla Murray take us on a tour of one of the few NYC sites they have never visited: Liberty Island. During a press visit with 6sqft last week, the duo toured and documented the recently opened Statue of Liberty Museum, taking in the interactive galleries, views of Lady Liberty, and the statue’s original torch. And as part of a preview with Untapped Cities, James and Karla got a behind-the-scenes look at the abandoned Ellis Island hospital as well as its Immigration Museum. Ahead, ride the Statue Cruises ferry with them from Bowling Green to Liberty and Ellis Islands, taking in all of the historic sites along the way.

The Liberty Island tour is the second episode of James and Karla’s video series. In the first, they tour a “Taste of Italy” in their own neighborhood of the East Village, sampling tasty finds from legendary Veniero’s Pasticerria, Russo’s Mozzarella & Pasta, and Motorino Pizzeria.

Follow James and Karla as they experience New York City through its food, architecture, and art by subscribing to their Youtube channel here.


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