Oral History Archive

Filtering by 2010 - 2019 back to all
Richard White
Marine science teacher at Edward R. Murrow High School recalls his Coney Island memories
Johanna Gargiulo Sherman
Artist and Coney Island resident recalls growing up on Mermaid Avenue above Carolina Restaurant
Kite Flyers at Coney Island Kite Festival
Kite flyers Billy Echeverria, Nicholas Rowe, Kurtis Jones and Charles Stewart at Coney Island's Kite Festival
Lawrence Mach
Chef and owner of the Vendy Award winning Coney Shack food cart
Julio Sauce
Ecuadorian-born Gravesend resident is among NYC's fastest long-distance runners in his age category
Shirley Aikens
Community activist and president of the Carey Gardens Tenants Association
Antoinette Balzano
Granddaughter of Anthony "Totonno" Pero tells the story of how he founded Totonno's Pizzeria in 1924
Gene Ritter
Founder of Cultural Research Divers shares his knowledge of oceans, estuaries, and Coney Island Creek
Derrick Batts
Coney Island resident and proprietor of Coney Island Hook and Bait Shop
Florian Freitag
Visiting scholar whose research interests include theme park studies
Candi Rafael
Coney Island carny kid and water race game operator on the Bowery
Irina Roizin
Founder and director of Brighton Ballet Theater, now celebrating its 30th year
Michael Borruto
Revisiting the Spook-A-Rama and Wonder Wheel of his boyhood
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
Scott Krivitsky
Teacher and community advocate at Public School 188 in Coney Island
Filippo Dispenza
Science teacher at John Dewey High School and advisor for the Robotics Team
Albert Apuzzi and Dori Ten
Coney Island handball champions Albert Apuzzi and Dori Ten on the mecca of handball