Oral History Archive

Ruby Hirsch
Former West End resident and neighbor of Woody Guthrie in the 1930's and 40's
Alvin Dorfman
1944 Lincoln HS graduate and former West Brighton resident
Ralph Perfetto
Grew up in Coney Island in the 1940's
Ray Leibowitz
Lincoln HS graduate and former West End resident in the 1940's and 50's
Mark Breyer
Outside talker at the World in Wax Musee and lifeguard in the 1950's and 60's
Joe Franklin
Radio and television personality
Cesar Rafael
Coney Island game operator
Lily Binder
Artist and photographer
Akosva Albritton
Former employee of Astella Development Corporation
Freda Aron
Radio broadcaster and Coney Island native
Everett Ortner
Co-founder of the Brownstone Revival Coalition
Joel Minesquero
Helping his Dad run a dark ride called the House of Horrors
Amos Wengler
Coney Island singer/songwriter who wrote "Save Coney Island" and "Hot Dog Song"
Namomi Gorin
Summer resident of Sea Gate
Roslyn Tromer
Incubator baby
Dnynia Armstrong
Owner of the Brooklyn newspaper The Phoenix
Naomi M
Experiences at the Mermaid Parade
Reginald Sweeny
Life-long resident of Coney Island