Oral History Archive

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George Ancona
The art of growing up Mexican American in Coney Island in the 1930s and '40s
Arthur Nintzel
Boyhood memories of Ocean Tide Baths and the B&B Carousell's Lincoln horse
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
Ralph Avella
Memories of working on the Coney Island Parachute Jump's operation crew at age 16
Marian Carbone and Anna Jackson
Memories of riding the Parachute Jump and Steeplechase horse race ride in the 1950s
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
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
Frank Newlands
A look behind the scenes at Steeplechase Park
Jan Brown
A Brooklyn native's boyhood memories of Washington Baths and Steeplechase Park
Richard White
Marine science teacher at Edward R. Murrow High School recalls his Coney Island memories
Dave Galler
Took the 13th Ave. trolley