Oral History Archive

Filtering by 1980 - 1989 back to all
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
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
Stanley Fox
Retired Coney Island arcade operator recalls his family's 30-plus years in the business
Crystal Isley
Memories of growing up in Coney Island Houses in the 1980s and '90s
Robert Whitney
Memories of a gorilla show, a bungalow colony, and an underground city beside the beach
Stanley Fox, Part 2
Retired arcade operator's memories of when Coney Island's amusements were open in the wintertime
Alito Hernandez
From breakdancing on the streets of Coney Island with Fresh Kids to Peter Gennaro's Street Dreams
Silvana, Adrianne and Silverio Conte
Silvana, Adrianne and Silverio Conte, owners of 51-year-old SAS Italian Records in Bensonhurst
Sam Shlivko
Growing up in the Russian community in Coney Island and Brighton Beach
Mindy Gress
Memories of growing up on Coney Island's first block and working in the Cyclone photobooth's darkroom
Ron Vernon
Lifelong stickball player and Coney Island lifeguard for 48 years
Kai Fung
Homeowner in Coney Island's West End for almost 30 years and first member of his family to settle here
Edith Storch
Memories of growing up on West 36th Street in Coney Island's West End in the 1930s
Billy Blitzer
Longtime baseball scout for the Chicago Cubs and Sea Gate resident