Daniel Ioannou

Daniel Ioannou is a native of Coney Island who worked with the Coney Island History Project in the summer of 2008 when he was a high school student.  In 2015, he volunteered to do interviews with friends and neighbors. 

Interviews

Coney Islander who was born in Cyprus tells his life story to his son
Peter Ioannou is an immigrant from Cyprus. He moved to Brooklyn when he was 10 years old. Once he began searching for homes laterin life, he settled in Coney Island in 1987. He recounts how at the time he was barely able to afford his current home...
Pakistani immigrant and Lincoln High School graduate recounts living on West 15th St
Junaid Anwar recounts times living on West 15th Street in Coney Island, where he moved as a 14-year-old along with his mother and brother to join their father in America. Although a Pakistani immigrant, he quickly adapts to the American way of life ...
Vacationed in Coney Island
Victor, 64 years old, grew up in Canarsie, Brooklyn and came to Coney Island often as an escape because his parents didn't drive. Once a year, however, his entire family would come for a vacation day from eight in the morning until closing...
Amateur fisherman
Peter has lived in Coney Island for 25 years and is an amateur fisherman. He describes the kind of various kinds of fish he has caught and recalls once seeing seals washed up on the rocks. Generally, he is discouraged about the state of Coney...