Oral History Archive

Filtering by 1960 - 1969 back to all
Ellen Abrams
Memories of growing up on West 29th Street and meeting her lifeguard husband on Coney Island Beach
Martin Abrams
Brooklynite who was a lifeguard in the 1950s and met his wife of 60 years on Coney Island Beach
Tim Law
Bilingual educator and founder of Chinese American Social Services Center in Bensonhurst
Natalie Johnson
Memories of having a season locker at Ravenhall and Washington Baths Annex in the 1950s and '60s
Norman Stock
Poet who grew up in Coney Island and was one of Dr. Couney's incubator babies
David Louie
David Louie's family owned the popular Wah Mee Restaurant on Mermaid Avenue
Theresa Veldez
Bungalows and fires in the West End in the 1960s
Amparo Garcia
Lifelong Brighton Beach resident shares stories of Brighton Beach then and now
Jeffrey Berman
Longtime Sea Gate resident and watercolor artist who teaches at Seaside Innovative Senior Center
Juanhua Zhao
Tai chi teacher at Coney Island's Seaside Innovative Senior Center shares her life story
Greg Birbil
Greg Birbil's father, Paul, was a candy maker who owned the Paradise Ice Cream Parlor on Surf Avenue
Michael Liff
Memories of working at the Tornado roller coaster and other Coney Island rides and games in the 1970s
Sheldon Krimsky
Memories of growing up on West 29th Street in Coney Island in the 1940s and '50s
Barbara Unterman Jones
Memories of being one of the first families to move into Gravesend Houses in 1954 and growing up there
Monica Ghee
Coney Island native and longtime independent game operator on Jones Walk
Alonzo Kittrels
Memories of bus trips to Coney Island with the Good Will Family Club from the 1940's through 1961
Richard Termini
Memories of growing up at Bensonhurst's Termini's Bakery and riding Coney Island's Astroland Rocket
Jim Lucarelli
Memories of operating Steeplechase Park's Sports Car ride in 1963-1964 and fighting the Ravenhall fire