Oral History Archive

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Yi Xin Tong (in English)
Living in Gravesend, artist from China's Mount Lu feels closest to home at Coney Island Creek
Yi Xin Tong
Living in Gravesend, artist from China's Mount Lushan feels closest to home at Coney Island Creek
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
Lisa Marie Pompilio
Horses, hot type, tattoos, sideshows, and graphic design
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
Hawley Hussey
Sea Gate artist, writer, educator and year-round swimmer
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
Stephen Gaffney
Artist and educator who restored the old signs and painted new ones for Paul's Daughter
Sam Moses
Sign-painting legend, musician and Sea Gate resident
Van Milana
Grandson of sword swallower Joseph "Ajax" Milana and DeWise Purdin "The Handless Sharpshooter"
Hyeyoung Kim and Michael Cooper
Composer and lyricist of Luna Park, a musical, on chronicling the partnership of Thompson and Dundy
Jay Green (Gerald Greenberg)
Three-time International Jugglers Association champion and resident of Southern Brooklyn
Chris "Daze" Ellis
Artist whose Coney Island-themed work includes solo and community murals at Coney Art Walls
Adam RealMan
Coney Island native Adam RealMan Rinn bends steel with his bare hands!
Irene Karas
Sea Gate resident on her girlhood memories of Coney Island and passing them on to her daughter