Oral History Archive

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Josephine Gargiulo Cassata
Daughter of Gargiulo's founder was born in an apartment above Coney Island's famous restaurant
Gregory Bitetzakis
Co-owner and operator of Gregory & Paul's for more than 50 years
Charles Robert Feltman
Charles Robert Feltman, great-grandson of Feltmans Restaurant founder and hot dog inventor Charles Feltman
Lawrence Mach
Chef and owner of the Vendy Award winning Coney Shack food cart
Antoinette Balzano
Granddaughter of Anthony "Totonno" Pero tells the story of how he founded Totonno's Pizzeria in 1924
Viktor Vassiliev
New York Bread co-owner talks about baking 30 different kinds of Russian bread in Coney Island
Dalia Vazquez and Raymundo Bardomiano
Dalia Vazquez and Raymundo Bardomiano own Tacos Doña Zita on Coney Island's Bowery
Basil Jones
Jamaican-born chef at Footprints Caribbean Cafe in Coney Island and originator of Rasta Pasta
Levent Demirgil
Turkish store owner returns to Coney Island as restaurateur three years after Hurricane Sandy
Peter Agrapides
Owner of Williams Candy and past owner of Fascination Arcade
Sol Handwerker
Nathan's son recounts his memories of growing up in the family business
Jimmy Prince
Proprietor of Major Markets, Coney Island's oldest butcher shop
Sabino Eugenio and Magda Perez
Owners of Mermaid Prime Meats in Coney Island
Morris Egert
Polish immigrant finds success with an Italian food stand in 1950s Coney Island
Karen Levy Fogel
Family owned Levy's Bar and Grill
David Mamasoff
His father sold frozen seafood to Nathan's
Meg Feeley
Poet and writer
The sounds of a typical day at Major Markets on Mermaid Avenue
Oldest market in Coney Island