Oral History Archive

Filtering by 1990 - 1999 back to all
Ita Bullard
Horace and Ita Bullard's attempt to transform Coney Island
Jeffrey Berman
Longtime Sea Gate resident and watercolor artist who teaches at Seaside Innovative Senior Center
Gina Femia
Brooklyn-born playwright on her plays set in Coney Island and a marriage proposal on the beach
Stanley Fox
Retired Coney Island arcade operator recalls his family's 30-plus years in the business
Olga Lozar
A Sea Gate resident who is a Coney Island Polar Bear talks about the pleasures of winter swimming
Allen James
Coney Islander, musician/songwriter in alt-rock band Newborn, lifeguard
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
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
Abby Jordan
Growing up Latina in Brighton Beach with a special connection to nature and the ocean
Kai Fung
Homeowner in Coney Island's West End for almost 30 years and first member of his family to settle here
Lou Nasti
Mechanical display creator who redid the tricks for Astroland's Dante's Inferno dark ride in the 1990s
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
Sam Moses
Sign-painting legend, musician and Sea Gate resident