Oral History Archive

Filtering by 2010 - 2019 back to all
Cuzzo Sosay
Musical inspiration and meditation at Coney Island
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
Tara Altebrando
Author of Dreamland Social Club, a novel set in Coney Island, who got engaged on the Wonder Wheel
Stanislav Baev
Coney Island resident and founder of the not-for-profit American Alliance for Protection of Animals
Jeffrey Berman
Longtime Sea Gate resident and watercolor artist who teaches at Seaside Innovative Senior Center
Frederick Brosen
Artist whose watercolors of the Astroland Rocket and Wonder Wheel sign are emblematic of Coney Island
Gina Femia
Brooklyn-born playwright on her plays set in Coney Island and a marriage proposal on the beach
Linda Zhang
Coney Island homeowner for 19 years enjoys organic gardening and walking on the boardwalk
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
Xin Song
Artist who used traditional Chinese paper cutting to create public art in Bay Parkway subway station
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
Yanglun Hsiao
A filmmaker and film editor from Taiwan living in Brighton Beach
Alito Hernandez
From breakdancing on the streets of Coney Island with Fresh Kids to Peter Gennaro's Street Dreams