Today, October 28, 2011, is the 125th anniversary of the dedication of the Statue of Liberty.  Beginning tomorrow the statue–but not Liberty Island itself–will close for a well-needed renovation that will improve the infrastructure and bring some modern amenities to the nineteenth century edifice.  For the duration of the upgrades has donated five webcams to the National Park Service to transmit live broadcasts of different vantage points of New York Harbor.  My favorite is the one showing the harbor with Ellis Island in the foreground.  New Jersey is behind it and Manhattan to the right.  The perfect experience for the insomniacs among us.  To view, go here.

(Image/Derek Jensen)