Yachts Blocking Statute Of Liberty

Yachts Blocking Statute Of Liberty

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YACHTS HAD RAY McDONALD BORING . YACHTS HAVE BEEN BLOCKING THE VIEW OF THE STATUE OF LIBERTY. CINDY HSU HAS THE STORY. Reporter: LADY LIBERTY AMONG THE MOST FAMOUS LANDMARKS IN THE WORLD. BUT RECENTLY PEOPLE HAVE BEEN ANCHORING THEIR HUGE YACHTS AROUND HER OBSTRUCTING THE VIEW SOMETIMES FOR MONTHS. BEING ONE OF THE LANDMARKS, YOU DON’T WANT ANYTHING THAT’S OBSTRUCTING YOUR VIEW WHEN YOU WANT TO SEE SOMETHING LIKE THE STATUE OF LIBERTY SO I THINK IT’S TERRIBLE. THERE ARE NO SANCTIONS AGAINST WHERE TO PARK A YACHT, THEN YOU CAN’T COME DOWN ON THEM. Reporter: NEW JERSEY STATE SENATOR RICHARD CODEY IS FIGHTING TO BAN THOSE LUXURY YACHTS FROM LONG-TERM STOPS IN FRONT OF THE STATUE OF LIBERTY. A GREAT SYMBOL FOR THE COUNTRY AND TO SEE RICH PEOPLE TAKE ADVANTAGE OF NOT DOING THE RIGHT THING, IT’S A SHAME. Reporter: HE SAYS IT’S NOT JUST ABOUT THE VIEW. IN THE ONLY DO THEY BLOCK THE VIEW. THEY ARE NOT PAYING — NOT ONLY DO THEY BLOCK THE VIEW. THEY ARE NOT PAYING DOCKING FEES SAVING THOUSANDS. Reporter: TODAY MAYOR DE BLASIO SAID: ALSO A CONGRESSMAN FROM STATEN ISLAND ASKED THE U.S. COAST GUARD TO CONDUCT A STUDY ON THE ISSUE. IN A STATEMENT, HE SAID, SOME LOAFER WHO DOESN’T WANT TO PAY DOCKING FEES FOR A BIG YACHT CAN’T JUST SIT IN FRONT OF OUR COUNTRY’S MOST FAMOUS STATUE FOR WEEKS ON END. A COAST GUARD SPOKESMAN SAYS THE BOTTOM LINE IS THAT THE YACHT OWNERS AREN’T DOING ANYTHING ILLEGAL AS LONG AS THEY STAY AT LEAST 150 FEET AWAY FROM THE STATUE OF LIBERTY. IN BATTERY PARK, CINDY HSU, CBS 2 NEWS. AND STATE SENATOR CODEY SAYS HE WILL PRESENT A

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