Bensonhurst

Silvana, Adrianne and Silverio Conte, owners of 51-year-old SAS Italian Records in Bensonhurst
When Ciro Conte founded Bensonhurst's SAS Italian Records in 1967, he named it after his children: Silvana, Adrianne and Silverio Conte. Fifty-one years later, the siblings share vivid memories of growing up in the store, which they still operate...
Content type: Oral History Item
Ukrainian emigre writer and author of Stealing Cherries, a collection of flash fiction
Marina Rubin, the author of Stealing Cherries (2013), reads excerpts from her book of flash fiction, and talks about storytelling, poetry and the Russian Jewish immigrant experience. Born in the small town of Vinnitsa, Ukraine, she immigrated to the...
Content type: Oral History Item
From Tbilisi, Georgia to Bensonhurst, Brooklyn
This  interview was conducted and recorded in Russian. Read Mark Markov's transcript and translation below. Tatyana Panteleyeva is a resident of Bensonhurst who came to the United States in 1994 from Tbilisi, Georgia where she worked as a...
Content type: Oral History Item