HISTORY ON BAY: Watch Video to See Vintage Photos of SI Commuters

by | Feb 20, 2017 | History on Bay, Life This Way on Bay, Print Edition Featured Articles, Spring/Summer 2017

Take a trip down memory lane and watch this cool video by YouTuber, Maxine Wilde, that’s sure to pique the interest of local history buffs.

Published on Youtube on February 16, 2017, the video shows the lives of Islanders on their daily commutes from circa 1860s-1970s.

Highlights of slideshow include photos of:

  • People riding bicycles in the early 1900s
  • Mack and GMC buses driving through neighborhoods, like New Dorp and Port Richmond
  • A SIRR poster dated April 1860
  • St. George Ferry terminal
  • Municipal ferries, long gone, that once sailed to Brooklyn and Perth Amboy, NJ
  • The first traffic jam on Bayonne Bridge on November 14, 1931
  • The first car that drove over the Verrazano Bridge when it was completed in 1964

Watch the video and share it with anyone who is interested in the history of Staten Island, transportation, and New York City.

Amanda Gough
Written By Amanda Gough

Amanda is a freelance writer and photographer. She likes classic music, modern art, indie films and getting lost in new places. A Staten Island native, Amanda enjoys writing about her favorite local people, places and things.

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