Oral History Archive

Filtering by 1990 - 1999 back to all
Gene Ritter
Founder of Cultural Research Divers shares his knowledge of oceans, estuaries, and Coney Island Creek
Irina Roizin
Founder and director of Brighton Ballet Theater, now celebrating its 30th year
Santos Torres
Coney Island resident for 43 years, community gardener and musician
Commendatore Aldo Mancusi
Memories of Coney Island in the 1930s and '40s and growing up in Brooklyn in an Italian family
Albert Apuzzi and Dori Ten
Coney Island handball champions Albert Apuzzi and Dori Ten on the mecca of handball
Jorge Gallegos
Working year-round at Deno's Wonder Wheel Park for 30 years
Anthony Martire
A family tradition of raising and racing homing pigeons in Coney Island
Martine Emile
Longtime Coney Island resident and cinematographer for a series of indie films shot here
Georganna Deas
Coney Island resident Georganna Deas has spent forty years advocating for a better Coney Island
Gabriel Valencia
Twenty years as part of the family at Gregory & Paul's and Paul's Daughter on the Coney Island Boardwalk
Marina Rubin
Ukrainian emigre writer and author of Stealing Cherries, a collection of flash fiction
Basil Jones
Jamaican-born chef at Footprints Caribbean Cafe in Coney Island and originator of Rasta Pasta
Theresa Giovinni
Coney Island resident who moved here as a high school student talks about her neighborhood
Boris Kotlyar
Mermaid Spa founder talks about bringing the Russian banya tradition to Coney Island
Cornel Chan
"The Elvis of the East" and founder of Brooklyn Chinese-American Assn. Chorus
Tatyana Panteleyeva
From Tbilisi, Georgia to Bensonhurst, Brooklyn
Joe Lazzaro
A member of the Iceberg Athletic Club from 1971-2007
Robert Maxwell
Roller coaster restorer and enthusiast