New Yorkers rediscover city's pandemic-deserted tourist spots

New York (AFP) – New Yorkers are taking advantage of the absence of tourists during the pandemic to visit iconic sites in the Big Apple that they would normally avoid. At 10:00 am (1500 GMT) on a recent Friday, barely ten people were on Liberty Island’s roughly 200-metre (650-ft) promenade, staring up at the Statue of Liberty. In normal times, even although it is not peak season, hundreds of tourists would be posing for selfies in front of the copper icon of freedom. Alexander Lumbres, a student at City University of New York, has been to the island 20 times before, but never been able to enjo…

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