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Why Does A Taxi Medallion Cost $1 Million?

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Seen during Fleet Week in May 2011,the Statue of Liberty is scheduled to close for a year of repairs, beginning in October. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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The Failure Tour Of New York

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