Oral History Archive

Filtering by 2010 - 2019 back to all
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
Max and Stef
Getting engaged on the Wonder Wheel, the most romantic ride in the world
Carmen Arcendiga
Memories of family picnics under the Boardwalk and making new memories at Spook-A-Rama
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
Takeshi Yamada
Osaka-born artist creates sideshow curiosities in his Coney Island home
Karen Thumann
On her three year photo project
Marie Roberts
A painter with a Coney Island legacy
Major Stacy Pandak
Helicopter pilot who landed on the Coney Island beach
Joshua Lee
Mr. Cyclone 2010
Sydney Cozby
Future elephant rider for the circus
Lauren Burke
On a date with Coney Island
Peter Spanakos
Founder of the Sea Gate Historical Society