Oral History Archive

Filtering by 1940 - 1949 back to all
Goldie Durlester
Lived through the Great Depression in Coney Island
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
Nicholas Carillo
Son of Richard Carillo, Concession Owner
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
Ralph Perfetto
Grew up in Coney Island in the 1940's
Alvin Dorfman
1944 Lincoln HS graduate and former West Brighton resident
Lou Powsner
Coney Island businessman and neighborhood activist
Terry Silverman
Cousin of Beth Allen, incubator baby
Lennie Fogel
Son of West End and Sea Gate shopkeepers in the 1940's and 50's
Linda and Michael Merr
Family of former Coney game and ride owner Jack Merr