Oral History Archive

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
Major Stacy Pandak
Helicopter pilot who landed on the Coney Island beach
Joshua Lee
Mr. Cyclone 2010
Naomi Starss
An adventuresome youth in Coney Island
Sydney Cozby
Future elephant rider for the circus
Lauren Burke
On a date with Coney Island
Shirley (DeCarlo) Helems
Remembers visiting Coney Island as a girl
Vivian and Ben Grisar
Holders of Coney Island History
Peter Spanakos
Founder of the Sea Gate Historical Society
Corinne Robbins
Grew up a daredevil in New York City
Janet Panetta
Queen of Coney Island
Lynn Osgood and Sid Finkelstein
Brother and Sister from Coney Island