Elinoar Astrinsky

Elinoar Astrinsky is a radio producer whose credits include Lost & Found Sound's The Sonic Memorial Project collaboration and a series of Sonic Memorial stories for NPR's All Things Considered, and Voices of Our World, a weekly radio program focused on stories of human rights and social justice sponsored by Maryknoll. She recorded interviews for the Coney Island History Project in 2007. 

Interviews

Beth Allen recounts her origins as an "incubator baby" in Dr. Martin Couney's sideshow
Beth Allen was born 3 months premature in 1941, weighing 1lb 10 oz. Desperate to save her and with few other options - hospitals of the day had no facilities for premature infants - her parents placed her in the care of Dr. Martin Couney, a neonatal...
Cousin of Beth Allen, incubator baby
Terry Silverman's cousin, Beth Allen, was born 2 months premature in 1941. Desperate to save her and with few other options - hospitals of the day had no facilities for premature infants - Beth's parents placed her in the care of Dr....
Oldest market in Coney Island
The sounds of a typical day at Major Markets on Mermaid Avenue in Coney Island. Founded in the 1930's, Major Markets is a throwback to the days when the entire length of Mermaid Avenue, from Stillwell Avenue to Sea Gate, was a bustling retail...
Proprietor of Major Markets, Coney Island's oldest butcher shop
Jimmy Prince, long-time proprietor of Major Markets, Coney Island's oldest butcher shop shares his memories of the neighborhood through good times and bad. After closing his Mermaid Avenue market in 2009, Jimmy Prince, now 82, remains active. “...
Artist and Champion Break-Dancer
Coney Island artist and champion break-dancer Daniel Blake (aka Africasso) tells true-life tales of Coney Island's real "Warriors," the gangs that roamed the amusement parks in the 70's and 80's.