Oral History Archive

Filtering by 1940 - 1949 back to all
Wally Roberts
The King of Jones Walk
José Beth Smolensky
Juilliard trained musician whose family owned Washington Baths
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
Goldie Durlester
Lived through the Great Depression in Coney Island
Nicholas Carillo
Son of Richard Carillo, Concession Owner
Jocelyn Cantor
Grew up on Avenue Z in the 1930's and 40's
Marty Reich
Locker Boy at Oriole Baths who hung out at Washington Baths with his friends
Robert Shapiro
Lived on Mermaid Ave. between 35th and 36th Streets between 1945 and 1965
Peter Agrapides
Owner of Williams Candy and past owner of Fascination Arcade
David Rapaport
Got stuck on the Parachute Jump
Marion Kantrowitz
Rode the Cyclone at 4 years old
Stanley Fox
Ran penny arcades in Coney Island for over 20 years
Sheila Buxbaum Fitlin
Family owned the Shamrock Irish House and Eldorado Arcade
Lorraine Reitman Gorelick
Resident of Coney Island in the 1940's
Alvin Dorfman
1944 Lincoln HS graduate and former West Brighton resident