Oral History Archive

Filtering by 2000 - 2009 back to all
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
Junaid Anwar
Pakistani immigrant and Lincoln High School graduate recounts living on West 15th Street
Takeshi Yamada
Osaka-born artist creates sideshow curiosities in his Coney Island home
Joe Lazzaro
A member of the Iceberg Athletic Club from 1971-2007
John Strong
Sideshow Proprietor
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
Lauren Burke
On a date with Coney Island
Rob Weiner
Fan of the Cyclone and the Cyclones
Allen Ashby
Visiting Coney Island his whole life
Paul Fetscher
Real estate broker and restaurant development consultant
Priscilla Patterson
Volunteer at Amethyst Women's Project
Ron Rossi
Bringing the 1960's back to Coney Island
Louis Beard
Arcade game repairman