Oral History Archive

Filtering by 1960 - 1969 back to all
Frank Newlands
A look behind the scenes at Steeplechase Park
Cornel Chan
"The Elvis of the East" and founder of Brooklyn Chinese-American Assn. Chorus
Marie Roberts
A painter with a Coney Island legacy
Jose Beth Smolensky
Juilliard trained musician whose family owned Washington Baths
Peter Agrapides
Owner of Williams Candy and past owner of Fascination Arcade
Ronald Stewart
Community activist and resident of Coney Island for more than 50 years
Jimmy Prince
Proprietor of Major Markets, Coney Island's oldest butcher shop
Carole Scheer
Her father, Anthony Cosmo Pomaro, owned Cosmo Topper's Beauty Parlor on Mermaid Avenue
Jay Green (Gerald Greenberg)
Three-time International Jugglers Association champion and resident of Southern Brooklyn
Jan Brown
A Brooklyn native's boyhood memories of Washington Baths and Steeplechase Park
Richard White
Marine science teacher at Edward R. Murrow High School recalls his Coney Island memories
John Landi
Worked at the RKO Tilyou Theater
Carol and Dennis Thompson
First visit since 1961
John Rea
Began his career as a sign painter in Coney Island
Michael Onorato
Son of Steeplechase Park's general manager, James Onorato
Vivian Palo
Loved growing up and raising children in Coney Island
Jimmy McCullough
Lifelong carousel owner and operator
Joseph Svehlak
Fond memories of Coney Island