Lauren Vespoli

Lauren Vespoli is an independent journalist and audio producer based in Brooklyn. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, New York Magazine, Vox, GQ, Atlas Obscura, and on 90.9 WMPG FM. Previously, she was the senior editor at Amtrak's onboard magazine, The National. She's a 2021 graduate of the Maine College of Art's Salt Institute for Documentary Studies and a 2013 graduate of Dartmouth College, where she majored in history and creative writing.


Memories of living in the newly opened Luna Park Houses in the 1960s
Carol Barry and her family were original tenants of Luna Park Houses. They moved to the newly opened high-rise housing complex in 1961 from a tenement on West 30th Street in Coney Island. She shares memories of living at Luna Park from age 15 until...
Memories of Ocean Tide Baths and Coney Island
Jane McNeive Ennis, 91, grew up in Bay Ridge and recalls going to Ocean Tide Baths as a teenager in the 1940s. She has fond memories of renting a season locker at Ocean Tide with three girlfriends and painting and decorating the locker which was the...