Oral History Archive

Filtering by 2010 - 2019 back to all
Gabriel Valencia
Twenty years as part of the family at Gregory & Paul's and Paul's Daughter on the Coney Island Boardwalk
Marina Rubin
Ukrainian emigre writer and author of Stealing Cherries, a collection of flash fiction
Misha Mokretsov
Founder and head coach at New York Fencing Academy in Coney Island
Happy New Year 2016!
New Year's Day greetings and Coney Island memories recorded at Deno's Wonder Wheel
Abiodun Bello
A Coney Island Polar Bear talks about the health benefits and natural high of winter swimming
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
Terry Zheng
5D Cinema entrepreneur on Coney Island's Bowery
Boris Kotlyar
Mermaid Spa founder talks about bringing the Russian banya tradition to Coney Island
Mr. Luong
Coney Island homeowner recalls fleeing Vietnam with his family in 1981 and settling in New York City
Max and Stef
Getting engaged on the Wonder Wheel, the most romantic ride in the world
Carmen Arcendiaga
Memories of family picnics under the Boardwalk and making new memories at Spook-A-Rama
Ho Cheung Li
Mermaid Avenue pharmacist dispenses news and advice to new immigrants
Levent Demirgil
Turkish store owner returns to Coney Island as restaurateur three years after Hurricane Sandy
Galina Mogurova
Surviving Hurricane Sandy in Coney Island's West End
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 St