Eric Sanchez

Growing up in Coney Island and Gravesend in the 1990s and 2000s

Eric Sanchez was born in 1987 when his family lived in Coney Island. He later moved to 2121 Shore Parkway, a building in Gravesend which had a great view of Coney Island, Cropsey and Bay 49th, and Neptune Avenue and West 15th Street. As a teen, Sanchez was in a band and found inspiration in the music scene at The Temple, a Bensonhurst synagogue which had a punk rock night for teens. He also recalls going to Coney Island’s Siren Festival, a popular indie rock fest in the 2000s.