For years the lines and security for Liberty Island have found their home in Battery Park and now they are working to resolve the issue and return the park to an actual park. One idea is to keep the metal detectors on Ellis Island and screen visitors there. While a decision will not be made for at least six months on the move of the security, the National Park Service plans to remove the big baracades at the entrance and all across the park and replace them with ropes similar to those you would find at a movie theatre. Hopefully, this will help make the park feel more like a park again. You can read the full story from dnainfo.com here.
Security Screening For Statue of Liberty Leaving BPC