Mark Markov

Mark Markov is a 2015 graduate of Macaulay Honors College at Brooklyn College CUNY with a BA in History and a Minor in Archival Studies and Community Documentation.  He recorded interviews for the Coney Island History Project from 2015-2017. Though Mark came to Southern Brooklyn from Russia at a young age, he is completely English-Russian bilingual and won a gold medal at the Olympiada of Spoken Russian for Heritage Speakers in 2009.  His internships include Brooklyn College Archives and Special Collections and the YIVO Archives at the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research. Mark is the typesetter for Malenkaya Kompaniya, the only literary magazine for Russian-speaking children in the US and has translated some short stories from Russian into English for the magazine.  He is a 2018 graduate of Columbia University and the London School of Economics dual Master's degree program in International and World History.

Interviews

Science teacher at John Dewey High School and advisor for the Robotics Team
Filippo Dispenza is a science teacher at John Dewey High School in the Gravesend neighborhood of Southern Brooklyn. He teaches and advises Dewey's award-winning Robotics Team, which recently placed 7th out of 75 teams in a competition. Dispenza...
Musician and founder of a jazz big band recounts his journey from Leningrad to Southern Brooklyn
This interview was conducted and recorded in Russian. Read Mark Markov's transcript and translation below. Интервью было проведено и записано на русском языке. Читайте транскрипт и перевод Марка Маркова которые расположены ниже. Coney Island...
Coney Island handball champions Albert Apuzzi and Dori Ten on the mecca of handball
Husband and wife Albert Apuzzi and Dori Ten are one-wall handball champions who have long played at Coney Island's famed Seaside Courts, known as the mecca of handball. Apuzzi tells how he started playing handball in kindergarten when the game was...
Partnerships for Parks' Catalyst community specialist on waterfront parks along Coney Island Creek
Ted Enoch works with the Catalyst Program of the Partnerships for Parks in Coney Island, supporting community efforts in the waterfront parks along Coney Island Creek. He talks about the decade-long history of educators and community members...
Journalist and PTA President of I.S. 303 moved to Coney Island from Kyrgyzstan in Central Asia
This interview was conducted and recorded in Russian. Read Mark Markov's transcript and translation below. Интервью было проведено и записано на русском языке. Читайте транскрипт и перевод Марка Маркова которые расположены ниже. A native of...
Founder and head coach at New York Fencing Academy in Coney Island
Misha Mokretsov, 30, is head coach and owner of the New York Fencing Academy on West 12th Street in Coney Island. He first came to the U.S. in 2006, on an academic/athletic scholarship to St. John’s University, where he was captain of the fencing...
New Year's Day greetings and Coney Island memories recorded at Deno's Wonder Wheel
On January 1st, 2016, the Vourderis family opened Deno's Wonder Wheel on New Year's Day for the first time in the landmark's 95 year history. The Coney Island History Project was on hand to record New Year's greetings from the Wonder Wheel for our...
Russian-born artist preserves the past as book and paper conservator at Brooklyn College Library
This interview was conducted and recorded in Russian. Read Mark Markov's transcript and translation below. Интервью было проведено и записано на русском языке. Читайте транскрипт и перевод Марка Маркова которые расположены ниже. Artist Slava...
Mermaid Spa founder talks about bringing the Russian banya tradition to Coney Island
This interview was conducted and recorded in Russian. Read Mark Markov's transcript and translation below. Интервью было проведено и записано на русском языке. Читайте транскрипт и перевод Марка Маркова которые расположены ниже. A native of Kiev,...
Surviving Hurricane Sandy in Coney Island's West End
This interview was conducted and recorded in Russian. Read Mark Markov's transcript and translation below. Интервью было проведено и записано на русском языке. Читайте транскрипт и перевод Марка Маркова которые расположены ниже. Galina Mogurova...