History on Bay

Back in the early1800s, the state of New York established a marine hospital on Staten Island which was used to quarantine passengers showing signs of illness as they entered¬† New York harbor. Residents opposed “the Quarantine” from the start. By 1858, they had had enough.

Check out this episode of CUNYtvs Diverse City showcasing Richmond Town.

Local news footage from 1990 documenting a tornado touchdown on Staten Island.

With Memorial Day Weekend in full swing, some people like to bring up the annual Staten Island Memorial Day Parade and get wistful about years gone by.

Look, I know what you want. It’s no secret that we all wish we could go back and record marathon blocks of old CTV (Staten Island Public Access) footage.

Thanks to the Speed Graphic Film and Video Channel, we now have this rare footage of the Staten Island ferry docking from way back in 1928.

Right now you can watch a recently uploaded video of the legendary Victory Diner being moved from its former home on Amboy Road to its “new home” on Midland Beach.