Oral History Archive

Filtering by 1930 - 1939 back to all
Commendatore Aldo Mancusi
Memories of Coney Island in the 1930s and '40s and growing up in Brooklyn in an Italian family
Louise Milano
Louise Milano's mother, Carolina, operated Carolina Restaurant on Mermaid Avenue for 60 years
Mary Loretta Hood
Mary Hood came to Coney Island as a child and worked on the Bowery well into her 90s
Judge Steve Arniotes
The story behind the Boardwalk Lido Restaurant and the family who operated it from 1927 until 1960
José Beth Smolensky
Juilliard trained musician whose family owned Washington Baths
Jay Green (Gerald Greenberg)
Three-time International Jugglers Association champion and resident of Southern Brooklyn
George Rudes
Clothing company CEO George Rudes grew up in the shadow of the Half Moon Hotel
Pat Lingenbach
Avid weekender in Coney Island
Joseph Svehlak
Fond memories of Coney Island
Corinne Robbins
Grew up a daredevil in New York City
Rose Patton
Lived next door to Luna Park
Harry Gans
Lived in Coney Island from 1938 thru early 1950's
Ed Radonic
Organist and grandson of B&B Carousell organ doctor
Goldie Durlester
Lived through the Great Depression in Coney Island
Joseph Albanese
87-year-old remembers the Nickel Empire
Jocelyn Cantor
Grew up on Avenue Z in the 1930's and 40's
Marion Kantrowitz
Rode the Cyclone at 4 years old
David Rapaport
Got stuck on the Parachute Jump