Rare footage of South Beach from 1948.
The South Beach Amusement Park was a Luna Park located on Sand Lane in Staten Island. Although off the beaten path of the actual boardwalk, it was quite popular and always crowded during the summer months. It had a fun house, Ferris wheel, bumper cars, arcade and covered eatery. As a kid, I fondly remember when my family and I would attend this timeless attraction.
Above is a cool little slideshow from YouTuber, John Sublett. Included in this collection of slides viewers are treated to a slice of old Staten Island. Specifically, viewers are treated to memories of Staten Island beaches from days gone by.
Last week, we brought you some modern summer footage to help you get through the last of this winter. Today, we’ll do the same, only with some vintage footage. In the video above, you see a slice of 1940s Staten Island life.
If you live on Staten Island and are fan of fireworks and/or music, prepare for a treat. Throughout the summer, for Boardwalk Days at South Beach, (presented by The Boardwalk Events Initiatives Group) our skies will be graced by fireworks shows while our ears will be serenaded by music.
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