Theresa Giovinni

Coney Island resident who moved here as a high school student talks about her neighborhood

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Interviewee:
Theresa Giovinni
Interview Date:
July 13, 2014

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Coney Island resident Theresa Giovinni moved here from Williamsburg as a high school student. When a class assignment to research the history of  her neighborhood came up, she chose Coney and learned about Luna Park, Dreamland, and Steeplechase Park and its emblematic Funny Face.  Now 33, she has a Funny Face tattoo on her back and rides the roller coasters and Wonder Wheel with her daughter. Theresa talks about her favorite things about Coney Island and the changes both pro and con that the neighborhood which she loves has undergone since Hurricane Sandy,