Oral History Archive

Filtering by Boardwalk, The back to all
Eric Safyan
Architect who grew up in Coney Island in the 1980s and designed the renovated Ruby's Bar & Grill
Paul Sanchez
Coney Island singer/songwriter who wrote "A Coney Island Song"
Mohammed Saad Ali
Actor and playwright whose new play A Lonely Night in Coney Island is set on the Boardwalk
Al Burgo
Memories of growing up on West 33rd Street in Coney Island and working on the Boardwalk in the 1960s
Donna Bianco
Memories of working as a police officer in Coney Island in the 1980s and '90s
Grace Lo
Homeowner and community activist in Coney Island's West End for almost 30 years
Steve Larkin
Memories of working at a Coney Island beach chair and umbrella rental company as a teen in the 1970s
Federico Ausbury and Maira Vergara
Husband-and-wife music duo Federico Ausbury and Maira Vergara of A Flying Dodo Society
Gabriel Valencia
Twenty years as part of the family at Gregory & Paul's and Paul's Daughter on the Coney Island Boardwalk
Marina Rubin
Ukrainian emigre writer and author of Stealing Cherries, a collection of flash fiction
Carmen Arcendiaga
Memories of family picnics under the Boardwalk and making new memories at Spook-A-Rama
Stephanie Norr and Betty Cohn
Shared their 1950's childhood under the boardwalk
Karen Levy Fogel
Family owned Levy's Bar and Grill
Peter Spanakos
Founder of the Sea Gate Historical Society
Harry Gans
Lived in Coney Island from 1938 thru early 1950's
Joseph Albanese
87 year-old remembers the Nickel Empire
Wendolyn Bundy
Retired teacher
Glenn King
Actor, performer, artist, teacher