Akosva Albritton

Former employee of Astella Development Corporation

Akosva Albritton


Akosva Albritton shares her experiences in Coney Island when she was an employee at Astella Development Corporation in the mid to late 1980s. In this candid interview, Akosva describes Coney's three distinct, racially divided neighborhoods of the 1980s and the efforts of Astella to bridge the neighborhood housing gaps and develop single-family housing. After leaving Astella in 1988 to become executive director of Erasmus Neighborhood Federation,  Akosva taught an annual summer class at the College of New Rochelle called The History of Blacks on Brooklyn where she brought her students to the Coney Island beach to do an ancestral observation.