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.
History On Bay: The Miller Field Plane Crash of 1960
Many of you are probably too young for this, but back in 1960 there was a mid-air collision over Staten island, and one of the planes crashed into Staten Island’s Miller Air Field (Now, Miller Field.)
WATCH: A 1960s Documentary About Riding The Staten Island Ferry
Take a look at a 1960’s film showcasing what it was like to take a trip on the Staten Island Ferry back in the 1960s. It’s interesting to see how things have changed, and maybe moreso to see how things have remained the same in the time since this was shot.
Watch: A 1960’s Documentary About Development on Staten Island After The Verrazano Bridge Opened
Staten Island has been in the news a lot lately, for the upcoming revitalization of the north shore. This is not the first time that the rest of New York took an interest in our borough. Back in the 1960s shortly after the construction of the Verrazano Bridge, NY Illustrated (a television show that ran from 1967 through the 70s) put together this piece about how the island was, essentially, built.
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