Jenny 8. Lee Did Not Jump Out of a Plane Over the Statue of Liberty

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This morning, a handful of members of the Golden Knights parachute team were allowed to jump out of their planes and plummet to the earth over Liberty Island, the home of the recently reopened Statue of Liberty. They took Times scribe wingwoman Jenny 8. Lee along with them to document the experience. Since the much-publicized terrifying fly-by of Air Force One, air traffic over our southern landmarks has been limited. But for a handful of jumpers, the leap "of a lifetime" seems to have been worth it. Mostly because our brave friend Jenny 8. was in the cramped plane but wisely refrained from sticking her foot out the door because she ran the risk of losing a shoe. Lower Manhattan has had enough trouble lately, thank you very much.

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