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
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
Orlando Mendez
Growing up in Coney Island in the 1970s and being the third generation of his family to live here today
Alison Cintorrino
Memories of growing up in Luna Park Houses in the 1960s and 1970s
Alan Kirschenbaum
Memories of growing up in Coney Island Houses in the 1950s and early '60s
Carol Barry
Memories of living in the newly opened Luna Park Houses in the 1960s
Carlos Quinones
Memories of placing the Puerto Rican flag atop the Parachute Jump and driving the Mermaid Avenue bus
Jane McNeive Ennis
Memories of Ocean Tide Baths and Coney Island
Mark St Leon
Australian circus historian whose family performed at Coney Island's Luna Park in the early 1900s
Rena Stutman Rice
Memories of growing up in Brighton Beach in the 1950s and '60s
Arlene Oken Straus
Memories of living in Luna Park Houses in the 1960s and '70s
Tony Williams
Growing up in Coney Island as a teenager in the 1960s and '70s