Susan Petersen Avitzour

Lived in Coney Island until age 11 and is back for the first time in 25 years

Susan Petersen Avitzour
Interview Date:
July 22 2007


Susan, who now lives in Israel, lived in Coney Island from 1955 to 1966 and this is her first visit back in over 25 years. Her parents would save up to come to the amusement park area only once a year and Susan's favorite part was Steeplechase, especially the slide. She recounts, among other things, living in Coney Island Houses, Hurricane Donna and Tuesday night fireworks. She also describes the difference between Coney Island from when she left at age 11 to now.