Oral History Archive

Filtering by 1950 - 1959 back to all
Michael Onorato
Son of Steeplechase Park's general manager, James Onorato
Jimmy McCullough
Lifelong carousel owner and operator
Naomi Starss
An adventuresome youth in Coney Island
Shirley (DeCarlo) Helems
Remembers visiting Coney Island as a girl
Peter Spanakos
Founder of the Sea Gate Historical Society
Janet Panetta
Queen of Coney Island
Lynn Osgood and Sid Finkelstein
Brother and Sister from Coney Island
Steve Garone and Dan Pisark
Friends since Mark Twain Junior High years
Harry Gans
Lived in Coney Island from 1938 thru early 1950's
Vivian and Ben Grisar
Holders of Coney Island History
Abe Feinstein
Photographing his Coney Island neighborhood for 50 years
Allen Ashby
Visiting Coney Island his whole life
Maria Belfiore Indovina
Grew up visiting Coney in the 1950's
Ron Rossi
Bringing the 1960's back to Coney Island
Nicholas Carillo
Son of Richard Carillo, Concession Owner
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
Gene Natale
Lived in Coney Island during the 50's