Oral History Archive

Filtering by 1940 - 1949 back to all
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
Eva Zucker
Memories of a Yiddish literary household in 1940's and 1950's Coney Island and Sea Gate
Beth Allen
Beth Allen recounts her origins as an "incubator baby" in Dr. Martin Couney's sideshow
Jose Beth Smolensky
Juilliard trained musician whose family owned Washington Baths
Peter Agrapides
Owner of Williams Candy and past owner of Fascination Arcade
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
Dave Galler
Took the 13th Ave. trolley
Pat Lingenbach
Avid weekender in Coney Island
Karen Levy Fogel
Family owned Levy's Bar and Grill
Vivian Palo
Loved growing up and raising children in Coney Island
Joseph Svehlak
Fond memories of Coney Island
Wally Roberts
The King of Jones Walk
Peter Spanakos
Founder of the Sea Gate Historical Society
Corinne Robbins
Grew up a daredevil in New York City
Harry Gans
Lived in Coney Island from 1938 thru early 1950's
Vivian and Ben Grisar
Holders of Coney Island History