Lead story in today's amNewYork:
Although $5 million is needed to re-open the Statue of Liberty, amNewYork has learned that the foundation asking the world for donations is already sitting on at least eight times that much money -- $40 million.
...the non-profit Statue of Liberty Ellis Island Foundation refuses to say how much cash it has collected or when it will use that money to reopen the monument....
The foundation said it will make an announcement in March on the status of the "Re-Open Lady Liberty" campaign, but [foundation president Stephen] Briganti said it won't be anytime soon and certainly not before July 4.
Let me take a wild stab in the dark here: You think maybe they're planning to reopen the statue sometime between August 30 and September 2?