Oral History Archive

Susan Hochtman Creatura
Memories of growing up in a Jewish household in Coney Island
Eliot Wofse
A Coney Island native's memories of running amusement games
Dionne Brown (D.L. Jordan)
Lifelong Coney Island resident and author of Living Life Like It's Golden
Barry Yanowitz
Growing up in Coney Island in the 1970s and '80s and coming back to photograph it
Donna Bianco
Memories of working as a police officer in Coney Island in the 1980s and '90s
Ronald Wimberly
Storyteller, cartoonist and designer whose graphic novel Prince of Cats is partly set in 1980's Coney Island
Gregory Bitetzakis
Co-owner and operator of Gregory & Paul's for more than 50 years
Linda Kramer Evans
Girlhood memories of visiting Great-Aunt Molly who lived in the house under the roller coaster
Harold J. Kramer
Boyhood memories of visiting relatives at the house under the Thunderbolt roller coaster
Grace Lo
Homeowner and community activist in Coney Island's West End for almost 30 years
Charles Robert Feltman
Charles Robert Feltman, great-grandson of Feltmans Restaurant founder and hot dog inventor Charles Feltman
Steve Larkin
Memories of working at a Coney Island beach chair and umbrella rental company as a teen in the 1970s
Johanna Gargiulo Sherman
Artist and Coney Island resident recalls growing up on Mermaid Avenue above Carolina Restaurant
Kite Flyers at Coney Island Kite Festival
Kite flyers Billy Echeverria, Nicholas Rowe, Kurtis Jones and Charles Stewart at Coney Island's Kite Festival
Lawrence Mach
Chef and owner of the Vendy Award winning Coney Shack food cart
Julio Sauce
Ecuadorian-born Gravesend resident is among NYC's fastest long-distance runners in his age category
Shirley Aikens
Community activist and president of the Carey Gardens Tenants Association
Antoinette Balzano
Granddaughter of Anthony "Totonno" Pero tells the story of how he founded Totonno's Pizzeria in 1924