Oral History Archive

Filtering by 2010 - 2019 back to all
Takeshi Yamada
Osaka-born artist creates sideshow curiosities in his Coney Island home
Marie Roberts
A painter with a Coney Island legacy
Louis Beard
Arcade game repairman
Kyle Yapching & Steve DeCastro
First ride on The Cyclone
D.J. Vourderis
D.J. Vourderis adds solar panels to the Wonder Wheel
Allen James
Coney Islander, musician/songwriter in alt-rock band Newborn, lifeguard
Sam Shlivko
Growing up in the Russian community in Coney Island and Brighton Beach
Jay Green (Gerald Greenberg)
Three-time International Jugglers Association champion and resident of Southern Brooklyn
Adam RealMan
Coney Island native Adam RealMan Rinn bends steel with his bare hands!
Sara Schneider
Got a tattoo of the Astroland Rocket in honor of her first date in Coney Island
Vincent Cutrone
Owner of Octopus Garden in Gravesend
Richard White
Marine science teacher at Edward R. Murrow High School recalls his Coney Island memories
Michael Borruto
Revisiting the Spook-A-Rama and Wonder Wheel of his boyhood
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
Karen Thumann
On her three year photo project
Lauren Burke
On a date with Coney Island
Peter Spanakos
Founder of the Sea Gate Historical Society