We are now in mid-January and the post-Sandy progress continues at Ellis  and Liberty Islands. As I said a few months back the Park Service hopes to have the national monuments open again in early April. Between now and then I will be posting information more or less without comment to keep people up-to-date. The Jewish Daily Forward has this to say about Ellis. According to the Forward they are saying summer now. The Daily News has a smaller piece about the permanent departure of the superintendent from Liberty Island. It may surprise you to know that the Liberty/Ellis superintendent lived on the island. Sadly this tradition ended with Sandy, meaning that for the first time since 1811 no one is actually living on Bedloe’s Island. It feels strange to type it.