Oral History Archive

Filtering by 1920 - 1929 back to all
Ida Rosenblum Gambrell
Memories of Coney Island in the 1920s and '30s
Charles Berkman
Memories of growing up in Coney Island during the Great Depression and 55 years practicing law
Joel Zika
The founder of the Dark Ride Project on documenting Spook-A-Rama and other historic dark rides
Charles Robert Feltman
Charles Robert Feltman, great-grandson of Feltmans Restaurant founder and hot dog inventor Charles Feltman
Antoinette Balzano
Granddaughter of Anthony "Totonno" Pero tells the story of how he founded Totonno's Pizzeria in 1924
Louise Milano
Louise Milano's mother, Carolina, operated Carolina Restaurant on Mermaid Avenue for 60 years
Judge Steve Arniotes
The story behind the Boardwalk Lido Restaurant and the family who operated it from 1927 until 1960
Jose Beth Smolensky
Juilliard trained musician whose family owned Washington Baths
Ed Radonic
Organist and grandson of B&B Carousell organ doctor
Joseph Albanese
87 year-old remembers the Nickel Empire
Chris Davies
Great-grandson of strongman The Great Sandow
Jack Ward
Grandson of Coney Island Developer William J. Ward
Everett Ortner
Co-founder of the Brownstone Revival Coalition
Freda Aron
Radio broadcaster and Coney Island native
Goldie Durlester
Depression-era resident and survivor of the 1932 fire