Oral History Archive

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
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
Arthur Melnick
Coney Island concessionaire
Lou Powsner
Coney Island businessman and neighborhood activist
Goldie Durlester
Depression-era resident and survivor of the 1932 fire
Joan and Julie Curran
Longtime residents of Coney Island
Lennie Fogel
Son of West End and Sea Gate shopkeepers in the 1940's and 50's
Margaret Ross
Coney Island resident and member of the 1960's girl group, The Cookies
The sounds of a typical day at Major Markets on Mermaid Avenue
Oldest market in Coney Island
Moire Cuite and Elizabeth O'Boyle
Recollections of summers spent at the Ocean Tide beach club near Sea Gate
Terry Silverman
Cousin of Beth Allen, incubator baby