Oral History Archive

Filtering by 1940 - 1949 back to all
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
Dave Galler
Took the 13th Ave. trolley
Pat Lingenbach
Avid weekender in Coney Island
Joseph Svehlak
Fond memories of Coney Island
Wally Roberts
The King of Jones Walk
José Beth Smolensky
Juilliard trained musician whose family owned Washington Baths
Karen Levy Fogel
Family owned Levy's Bar and Grill
Vivian Palo
Loved growing up and raising children in Coney Island
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