Share your memories of Coney Island and Southern Brooklyn!

Coney Island History Project Oral History Archive

Share and preserve your memories by recording an oral history with the Coney Island History Project. We are recording audio interviews in English, Russian, Chinese, Spanish and other languages with people who live or work - past or present - in Coney Island and adjacent Southern Brooklyn neighborhoods or have a special connection to the place. For inspiration, listen to some of the oral histories in our online archive. Interviews are recorded year-round in-person or via phone or Skype. You may schedule an appointment via our website.



As a kid in the early’60s my grandma lived on Mermaid Ave. We’d take the D train to visit her down at Coney. I remember seeing steeplechase and the Cyclone, which I was deathly afraid of the latter. Nathan’s was always a big treat to get clams and hotdogs. I have very fond memories of those days.

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