Oral History Archive

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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
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
Reverend Cliff Herring
The Roller Coaster Reverend shares stories of Cyclone weddings
Monica Ghee
Coney Island native and longtime independent game operator on Jones Walk
Jeffrey Berman
Longtime Sea Gate resident and watercolor artist who teaches at Seaside Innovative Senior Center
Carole Scheer
Her father, Anthony Cosmo Pomaro, owned Cosmo Topper's Beauty Parlor on Mermaid Avenue
Stanley Fox
Retired Coney Island arcade operator recalls his family's 30-plus years in the business
Stanley Fox, Part 2
Retired arcade operator's memories of when Coney Island's amusements were open in the wintertime
Silvana, Adrianne and Silverio Conte
Silvana, Adrianne and Silverio Conte, owners of 51-year-old SAS Italian Records in Bensonhurst