The video above is 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. We no longer have to pay a nickel, and we can’t bring cars aboard the ferries, but people still look upon the Manhattan skyline with wonder. The film was uploaded to the Ella’s Archives channel, a YouTube account dedicated to old films, newsreels, and publicity films.
Below, check out a newer film made by Nick Gambis, showing what a ferry ride was like back in 2013, a bit more recently:
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