Oral History Archive

Filtering by 1960 - 1969 back to all
Andy Fuhrman
Memories of growing up in Coney Island Houses and on Mermaid Avenue in the 1950s and '60s
Irene Karas
Sea Gate resident on her girlhood memories of Coney Island and passing them on to her daughter
Susan Meyer
Memories of growing up in the 1940s and '50s in a tight-knit Jewish community in Coney Island
Michael Goldstein (Looch)
Memories of growing up on Mermaid Avenue and working games in Coney Island from age twelve
Father Eugene Pappas
On growing up in Coney Island in the 1940s and the history of Greek-American businesses in the area
Josephine Gargiulo Cassata
Daughter of Gargiulo's founder was born in an apartment above Coney Island's famous restaurant
Jeffrey Eisenmesser
Former teacher at Mark Twain Junior High School recalls his Coney Island memories
Wesley Casola
Son of Coney Island artist, banner painter and Cyclops creator Dan Casola
Gladys Sandman and Lucille daCosta
Girlhood memories of growing up on West 5th Street in Coney Island before being displaced by Warbasse
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
Al Burgo
Memories of growing up on West 33rd Street in Coney Island and working on the Boardwalk in the 1960s
Susan Hochtman Creatura
Memories of growing up in a Jewish household in Coney Island
Eliot Wofse
A Coney Island native's memories of running amusement games
Gregory Bitetzakis
Co-owner and operator of Gregory & Paul's for more than 50 years
Johanna Gargiulo Sherman
Artist and Coney Island resident recalls growing up on Mermaid Avenue above Carolina Restaurant
Antoinette Balzano
Granddaughter of Anthony "Totonno" Pero tells the story of how he founded Totonno's Pizzeria in 1924
Santos Torres
Coney Island resident for 43 years, community gardener and musician