Oral History Archive

Filtering by 1960 - 1969 back to all
Gregory Bitetzakis
Co-owner and operator of Gregory & Paul's for more than 50 years
Johanna Gargiulo Sherman
Artist and Coney Island resident recalls growing up on Mermaid Avenue above Carolina Restaurant
Antoinette Balzano
Granddaughter of Anthony "Totonno" Pero tells the story of how he founded Totonno's Pizzeria in 1924
Santos Torres
Coney Island resident for 43 years, community gardener and musician
Commendatore Aldo Mancusi
Memories of Coney Island in the 1930s and '40s and growing up in Brooklyn in an Italian family
Anthony Martire
A family tradition of raising and racing homing pigeons in Coney Island
Louise Milano
Louise Milano's mother, Carolina, operated Carolina Restaurant on Mermaid Avenue for 60 years
Taty and Ralph Alicea
Mother and son remember the Laughing Lady at Coney's Magic Carpet Fun House
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
José Beth Smolensky
Juilliard trained musician whose family owned Washington Baths
Marie Roberts
A painter with a Coney Island legacy
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