Oral History Archive

Jimmy Prince
Proprietor of Major Markets, Coney Island's oldest butcher shop
Daniel Blake (Africasso)
Artist and Champion Break-Dancer
Jan Brown
A Brooklyn native's boyhood memories of Washington Baths and Steeplechase Park
George Rudes
Clothing company CEO George Rudes grew up in the shadow of the Half Moon Hotel
Scott Krivitsky
Teacher and community advocate at Public School 188 in Coney Island
Filippo Dispenza
Science teacher at John Dewey High School and advisor for the Robotics Team
Richard Gangemi
Richard Gangemi is a colorful figure on the Boardwalk
Cynthia Tyson
A Coney Island resident describes her Steeplechase memories
Carol Hill Albert
Subsistence U.S.A. and the Coney Island History Project
Peter Ioannou, Part 2
Coney Islander who was born in Cyprus tells his life story to his son
Marina Ivanova
Russian comedienne and dancer
Sabino Eugenio and Magda Perez
Owners of Mermaid Prime Meats in Coney Island
Joe Rollino
103 year old former Coney Island strongman and boxer
John Landi
Worked at the RKO Tilyou Theater
Leni Schwendinger
Parachute Jump lighting designer
Morris Egert
Polish immigrant finds success with an Italian food stand in 1950s Coney Island
Carol and Dennis Thompson
First visit since 1961
John Strong
Sideshow Proprietor