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Traffic on the Verrazano Narrows Bridge in New York.

Eastbound I-278 in Staten Island New York City. Eastbound Staten Island (Clove Lakes) Expressway. Overhead direction signs read 'Kennedy Airport' and 'Brooklyn Queens Expressway/Long Island Expressway/Manhattan'. Vehicles approach toll plaza and cross Verrazano Narrows Bridge into Brooklyn. Vehicles passing under the tower arches of the bridge. Vehicles pass Shore (Belt) Pkwy connectors, onto Gowanus Expressway. Excellent views of bridge towers and views of Brooklyn.

Date: 1965
Duration: 3 min 33 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Verrazano Bridge between Brooklyn and Staten Island, New York

View of cars driving West along the Belt Parkway, approaching the exit to the Verrazano bridge, adjacent to Fort Hamilton, Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, New York City. Views of traffic on the bridge and across the Narrows to Fort Wadsworth, on the Staten Island (Borough of Richmond) side of the bridge. The only vehicles seen on the bridge are two trucks headed North toward Brooklyn on the upper deck (The lower deck has not yet been opened to traffic.) A ship is seen moving under the bridge as it enters the upper bay heading toward New York harbor. Work barges are seen near the bridge pier, as construction work is still in progress. (Note: The Verrazano Bridge is the longest suspension bridge in the United States.)

Date: 1965
Duration: 2 min 6 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Verrazano Bridge across the Narrows of New York Bay

Traffic on the Belt Parkway in Brooklyn, New York, near the exit to the Verrazano Bridge across the Narrows in New York Bay. View of the bridge, extending over the highway. A work barge is tied up at one of the bridge piers. Pan across the bridge to Fort Wadsworth on the Staten Island side. A ship proceeds under the bridge towards New York harbor. Two trucks are seen crossing the upper deck towards Brooklyn. No vehicles are seen on the lower deck which is not yet open to traffic.

Date: 1965
Duration: 1 min 46 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Vessels pass under the Verrazano Narrows Bridge in New York. Views of the Verrazano Narrows Bridge from Fort Wadsworth

Boats and ships in the "The Narrows" (tidal strait for Hudson River between Upper and Lower New York Bay) in New York. They pass under The Verrazano Narrows Bridge. Ground Level views of the Verrazano Narrows Bridge from Fort Wadsworth on Staten Island.

Date: 1965
Duration: 2 min 33 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Paratrooper Leonard and Private Zych receive Purple Hearts from Major Jeannette Blech at Halloran Hospital, Staten Island, NY

U.S. army award ceremony at Halloran General Hospital on Staten Island New York. The honored recipients lined up. The recipients salute as U.S. flag is taken down at formal retreat. The flag flutters in wind. Major Jeannette Blech, Chief Nurse at Halloran Hospital, pins the Purple Heart on the uniform of Paratrooper Lance Leonard of Buffalo. A man in the background takes pictures. Major Blech shakes hands with Paratrooper Leonard. The Purple Heart pinned up on the uniform. Private Stanley Zych of Staten Island receive Purple Hearts from Major Bleeh. The Major Jeannette Blech is the first woman in U.S. history to present the Purple Heart to war heroes. The service men and women of the Halloran General Hospital parade.

Date: 1944, April 17
Duration: 43 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
WPA workers build a massive scale model of New York City; also WPA art, library, and theater programs

Works Progress Administration (WPA) projects in New York City during the Great Depression. Skilled architects, draftsmen, and artists work for the WPA on a massive scale model of New York City, built in cooperation with New York University (this model predates the famous Panorama of New York City model built for the 1964 World's Fair). An artist is seen leaning over part of the model painting one of its features, which include detailed roads, bridges, buildings, and waterways. A hand lifts a building and measures its base with a ruler. Cartographic Survey WPA workers are seen creating a relief map of Staten Island for educational use. Artists including sculptors are seen creating new sculptures funded by WPA. A man carves a bust. Another man carves a relief stone commemorating Dewitt Clinton. A man stands in a Free Library and looks at books. Two women on a park bench look at books from the WPA Free Library holdings. A skilled artist is seen laying out and buildings stained glass windows for the United States Military Academy at Westpoint in New York. Stained glass panels depicting George Washington and soldiers are seen. A series of the George Washington stained glass windows is seen in place, with the artist applying final touches. Men work on the Federal Theater Project. Billboard signs advertising various WPA funded theatre productions in 1936 are shown, including Jefferson Davis, The World's Greatest Circus, Taking the Air, The Mikado, Macbeth, All American Minstrels, Battle Hymn, and Horse Eats Hat.

Date: 1936
Duration: 1 min 40 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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