Watching this tape, you feel all the pain and nostalgia of looking at old family pics. There’s the World Trade Center standing proud and tall, but of course now gone.
There’s the Staten Island Ferry looking romantic as it plows across the harbor in the evening light at the end of the tape.
There’s not a smart phone in sight as no one has one yet, but the crowd and bustle in the street looks very familiar…just the clothes are a bit different but not massively so.
Apparently it was hard to date the tape when first discovered but the material advertised on the Times Square Advertising boards allowed accurate dating to 1993.