New York City and the entire tri-state area will see another sign of the area's recovery from Hurricane Sandy on Thursday. On July 4, the iconic Statue of Liberty will reopen after closing down following severe damage from Hurricane Sandy.

Hurricane Sandy hit Liberty Island hard, damaging the island's electrical systems, docks, and pathways badly. The statue had just reopened on Oct. 28 after being closed for nearly a year due to renovations. Then Hurricane Sandy hit the island on Oct. 29, causing the monument to be closed once again.

USA Today reports that the first ferries will arrive to Liberty Island around 8:45am Thursday. Visitors can buy tickets to visit the island online, in-person, or on phone. Visitors can also reserve tickets to go into the Statue of Liberty. According to Rafael Abreu, the director of sales and marketing for Statue Cruises, presales for pedestal access and access to the crown are completely sold out for July 4. However, according to USA Today, there will be in-person sales for pedestal access on July 4.

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