Mayor Bloomberg just loves talking about the Staten Island Ferry—particularly those magical days when he would pay a nickel and hop on with a six pack, a pizza, and whatever dame he was dating at the time. So what was the vessel like back then? The below video gives a glimpse, and in it you'll hear the narrator declare:

"The scenes from the boat change constantly, and no two trips are alike, every crossing is a new, thrilling adventure. The return trip to the Battery, of all the sights in the world, is the most impressive. The riders stand out in the deck in every kind of weather to see the ever-changing scenes in the harbor. For this is one of America's finest shows. This is the greatest feature of a visit to New York, and a haven for lovers and honeymooners."

Does the ferry still got it?