Oral History Archive

Filtering by 1990 - 1999 back to all
Alisa Minyukova
Brooklyn artist who emigrated from Russia as a child is drawn to Ocean Parkway and Brighton Beach
Leonid Alaverdov
Tapestry artist and Coney Island resident whose work is inspired by his native Baku and New York City
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
Natasha Lvovich
Moscow-born Coney Island resident, writer of creative nonfiction and fiction, and professor of English
Mr. Luong
Coney Island homeowner recalls fleeing Vietnam with his family in 1981 and settling in New York City
Fred Stern
Bus driver for 35 years on the B36 route and the shuttle bus inside Sea Gate
Eric Sanchez
Growing up in Coney Island and Gravesend in the 1990s and 2000s
Irina Ginzburg (Upa)
Stand-up comedian and founder of the Coney Island Comedy Festival
Stefon Bristol
Film director and screenwriter who grew up in Coney Island in the 1990s
Nasim Almuntaser
Brooklyn College history student grew up working in his family's bodega in Brighton Beach
Reverend Cliff Herring
The Roller Coaster Reverend shares stories of Cyclone weddings
Olga Martynchuk
Mother of professional boxing star Nikita Ababiy
Jen Kepler
Educator at New York Aquarium and passionate observer of Brooklyn wildlife
Monica Ghee
Coney Island native and longtime independent game operator on Jones Walk