Oral History Archive

Filtering by hurricanes back to all
Gabriel Alegría
Jazz musician and bandleader of the Afro-Peruvian Sextet has lived in Coney Island for the past decade
Mathylde Frontus
On growing up in Coney Island and founding the nonprofit Urban Neighborhood Services
Grace Lo
Homeowner and community activist in Coney Island's West End for almost 30 years
Shirley Aikens
Community activist and president of the Carey Gardens Tenants Association
Santos Torres
Coney Island resident for 43 years, community gardener and musician
April Leong
Founder and principal of Coney Island's Liberation Diploma Plus High School
Viktor Vassiliev
New York Bread co-owner talks about baking 30 different kinds of Russian bread in Coney Island
Jorge Gallegos
Working year-round at Deno's Wonder Wheel Park for 30 years
Theresa Giovinni
Coney Island resident who moved here as a high school student talks about her neighborhood
Ho Cheung Li
Mermaid Avenue pharmacist dispenses news and advice to new immigrants
Levent Demirgil
Turkish store owner returns to Coney Island as restaurateur three years after Hurricane Sandy
Galina Mogurova
Surviving Hurricane Sandy in Coney Island's West End
Sabino Eugenio and Magda Perez
Owners of Mermaid Prime Meats in Coney Island
Susan Petersen Avitzour
Lived in Coney Island until age 11 and is back for the first time in 25 years