Oral History Archive

Filtering by Steeplechase Park back to all
Rob Weissbard
Milton Berger's nephew describes adventures at Steeplechase Park with Coney's great showman
Carmela
Growing up on West 16th Street between Mermaid and Neptune in a cold water flat in the 1940s and '50s
Marian Carbone and Anna Jackson
Memories of riding the Parachute Jump and Steeplechase horse race ride in the 1950s
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
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
Rosalie Diamond
Memories of going to Steeplechase Park as a teenager in the 1950s
Eliot Wofse
A Coney Island native's memories of running amusement games
Kathy Duke O'Melia
Girlhood memories of summering in a Coney Island bungalow in the 1950s
Jan Brown
A Brooklyn native's boyhood memories of Washington Baths and Steeplechase Park
Dave Galler
Took the 13th Ave. trolley
Pat Lingenbach
Avid weekender in Coney Island
Carol and Dennis Thompson
First visit since 1961
Stephanie Norr and Betty Cohn
Shared their 1950's childhood under the boardwalk
Tommy Smith
Grew up in a Coney Island bungalow
John Rea
Began his career as a sign painter in Coney Island
Michael Onorato
Son of Steeplechase Park's general manager, James Onorato