Oral History Archive

Filtering by 1960 - 1969 back to all
Maria Argano with Gwen Sooling
Grew up in Luna Park Houses in the 1970's and worked at Nathan's
Marion Kantrowitz
Rode the Cyclone at 4 years old
Debra Sturm
New York Aquarium volunteer
Joan DelSandra
Memories of the Bobsled, Caterpillar and Parachute Jump
Paul Krassner
Author and key figure in the counterculture of the 1960's shares his Coney Island memories
Kevin Rexach
Worked at the B&B Carousell
Sheila Buxbaum Fitlin
Family owned the Shamrock Irish House and Eldorado Arcade
Lauragay Scarnaco-Albergo
Grew up in Coney Island
Jerry Krase
Brooklyn College sociology professor
Joel Minesquero
Helping his Dad run a dark ride called the House of Horrors
Amos Wengler
Coney Island singer/songwriter who wrote "Save Coney Island" and "Hot Dog Song"
Mark Breyer
Outside talker at the World in Wax Musee and lifeguard in the 1950's and 60's
Arthur Melnick
Coney Island concessionaire
Louis Scarcella
Longtime resident of Coney Island and former President of the Polar Bear Club
Margaret Ross
Coney Island resident and member of the 1960's girl group, The Cookies
Linda and Michael Merr
Family of former Coney game and ride owner Jack Merr
Joan and Julie Curran
Longtime residents of Coney Island
Moire Cuite and Elizabeth O'Boyle
Recollections of summers spent at the Ocean Tide beach club near Sea Gate