Oral History Archive

Filtering by 1970 - 1979 back to all
Steven Feinstein
Reflections on running Wilensky Hardware, a 100-year-old family business on Mermaid Avenue
Steve Campanella
Collector of 1950's and '60s memorabilia whose Bensonhurst home is known as the Statue House
Dennis Thomas
President of the Coney Island Polar Bear Club for the past 12 years and a member since the 1980s
Boan Lin (Master Lin)
Tai chi master who was born in China shares memories of practicing and teaching his art in Brooklyn
Yeva Novik
A 90-year-old Coney Island resident recounts her journey from Moscow to Southern Brooklyn
Betya Shenker
Memories of World War II in Ukraine and immigrating to Southern Brooklyn
Mary Engel
Filmmaker and archivist whose parents collaborated on the film Little Fugitive in Coney Island
Stella Bacolas
Growing up in Greece and living in Coney Island's Luna Park Houses since the 1970s
Mort Shatzkin
Memories of growing up in Coney Island and the family business, Shatzkin's Famous Knishes
Irwin Temkin
Growing up in Coney Island and how learning French at Lincoln High School influenced his life
Karen Wilcox
Memories of living in Luna Park Houses and going to Coney Island bathhouses in the 1960s
John Philip Capello
Mystery artist who carved faces into rocks on the shoreline at Brighton Beach
Rachel Rosenberg Simon
Rachel Simon recalls her family's Deli Restaurant on Mermaid Avenue
Eric Schwelke
Memories of living in Luna Park Houses in the 1960s and again in the late 1970s
Frieda Schwelke
Memories of growing up in Coney Island in the 1930s and '40s and moving to Luna Park Houses in 1962
Fred Stern
Bus driver for 35 years on the B36 route and the shuttle bus inside Sea Gate
Amparo Garcia
Lifelong Brighton Beach resident shares stories of Brighton Beach then and now
Orlando Mendez
Growing up in Coney Island in the 1970s and being the third generation of his family to live here today