The Statue of Liberty has reopened to the public after New York state agreed to shoulder the costs of running the site during the US federal government shutdown.
Ferry trips from Manhattan to the Statue of Liberty resumed this morning, with eager visitors lining up to tour the monument.
New York state agreed last week to take over the daily costs of keeping it open - about $61,600 (£38,580) per day.
New York has 33 sites under the jurisdiction of the National Park Service, which have been shut since October 1.
The US shutdown is but a precursor to a much bigger problem - in a couple of weeks the government, shutdown or not, will run out of cash.
Landmarks across the US have closed as the Congress failed to reach a deal over the budget.