Oral History Archive

Joe Rysz
Visited Coney Island from Massachusetts as a boy
Robert Maxwell
Roller coaster restorer and enthusiast
Joseph Svehlak
Fond memories of Coney Island
Stephanie Norr and Betty Cohn
Shared their 1950's childhood under the boardwalk
Wally Roberts
The King of Jones Walk
Dave Galler
Took the 13th Ave. trolley
Pat Lingenbach
Avid weekender in Coney Island
Tommy Smith
Grew up in a Coney Island bungalow
John Rea
Began his career as a sign painter in Coney Island
Michael Onorato
Son of Steeplechase Park's general manager, James Onorato
Jimmy McCullough
Lifelong carousel owner and operator
Vivian Palo
Loved growing up and raising children in Coney Island
Karen Thumann
On her three year photo project
Karen Levy Fogel
Family owned Levy's Bar and Grill
Rose Patton
Lived next door to Luna Park
Steve Garone and Dan Pisark
Friends since Mark Twain Junior High years
Major Stacy Pandak
Helicopter pilot who landed on the Coney Island beach
Joshua Lee
Mr. Cyclone 2010