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
Monica Ghee
Coney Island native and longtime independent game operator on Jones Walk
Charles Guariglia
Memories of working a bread route on Coney Island's Mermaid Avenue in the 1950's and '60s
Khonya Epstein
Author and leader of the Holocaust Survivors Group at Marks JCH of Bensonhurst
Amparo Garcia
Lifelong Brighton Beach resident shares stories of Brighton Beach then and now
Frank Gurrera
Machinist at MTA's Coney Island Overhaul and Repair Shop and oldest active TWU Local 100 member
Anthony Wang
Resident of senior housing in Coney Island was born in Shanghai and survived the Cultural Revolution
Josephine Gargiulo Cassata
Daughter of Gargiulo's founder was born in an apartment above Coney Island's famous restaurant
Ralph Avella
Memories of working on the Coney Island Parachute Jump's operation crew at age 16
Ronald Stewart
Community activist and resident of Coney Island for more than 50 years
Lu Zhao
Calligrapher recounts his artistic journey from China's Guangdong Province to Brooklyn's Bensonhurst
Tim Law
Bilingual educator and founder of Chinese American Social Services Center in Bensonhurst
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
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