Leila Goldstein

Leila Goldstein

Leila Goldstein is a reporter and audio producer whose radio stories have aired on Marketplace, NPR, New Hampshire Public Radio and Brooklyn’s Heritage Radio Network. She has reported stories about secret apartments in New York libraries, interfaith protests at ICE offices and the competitive world of food vendors on the county fair circuit. Leila is a 2017 graduate of the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies at Maine College of Art and a 2014 graduate of Oberlin College. She recorded interviews for the Coney Island History Project in 2019 and is currently Morning Edition host and reporter at WYSO, an NPR station in Dayton, Ohio.

Interviews

Memories of being one of the first families to move into Gravesend Houses in 1954 and growing up there
Born in Brooklyn in 1949, Barbara Unterman Jones remembers moving to Coney Island's Gravesend Houses with her family in 1954 when the public housing project was brand new. Her first memory is of the road still being under construction and resembling...
Artist who grew up in Coney Island and whose artwork celebrates his Mohawk iron worker ancestry
Born in 1942 and raised in Coney Island, Native American artist Richard Glazer-Danay is of Kahnawake (Caughnawaga) Mohawk and Jewish descent. His family first came to Coney Island with circuses and Wild West shows in the late 1800's and early 1900's...
A poet and storyteller on growing up in Coney Island at Gravesend Houses, the beach and Astroland
Coney Island native Shavon Meyers is a photographer, visual artist, and storyteller who began writing poetry in 8th grade and realized her gift for rhyme with a poem about riding the D train.  Shavon shares childhood memories of growing up in...
Memories of growing up in Coney Island in the 1930s and '40s
Anne Green, 89, grew up in Coney Island and currently lives in Brighton Beach. Her family first moved to West 20th Street in Coney Island after a fire in their Harlem apartment. She shares childhood memories of finding a $10 bill on the beach, ...