Oral History Archive

Filtering by 1990 - 1999 back to all
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
Wally Roberts
The King of Jones Walk
Marie Roberts
A painter with a Coney Island legacy
Walter "Shorty" Arsenault
Long-time manager of Astroland's Kiddieland
Allen Ashby
Visiting Coney Island his whole life
Howie Lipstein
Devoted Cyclone Rider
Bill Galvin
Coney Island Cyclone coaster marathoner
Peter Agrapides
Owner of Williams Candy and past owner of Fascination Arcade
Betty Fair
Lifelong Coney Island resident
Nick Fracaro
Artistic Director of Thieves Theatre
Trav S.D.
Actor, author, and modern-day vaudevillian